The Working Alliance: Theory, Research, and Practice by Adam O. HorvathThe Working Alliance: Theory, Research, and Practice by Adam O. Horvath

The Working Alliance: Theory, Research, and Practice

EditorAdam O. Horvath, Leslie S. Greenberg

Hardcover | April 13, 1994

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In the past decade, the working alliance has emerged as possibly the most important conceptualization of the common elements in diverse therapy modalities. Created to define the relationship between a client in therapy or counseling and the client's therapist, it is a way of looking at and examining the vagaries and expectations and commitments previously implicit in the therapeutic relationship, explaining the cooperative aspects of the alliance between the two parties.
Title:The Working Alliance: Theory, Research, and PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.3 × 1.18 inPublished:April 13, 1994Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471546402

ISBN - 13:9780471546405

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Theory and Research on the Therapeutic Working Alliance: New Directions (E. Bordin).

Therapeutic Alliances as Predictors of Psychotherapy Outcomes: Factors Explaining the Predictive Success (L. Luborsky).

The Therapeutic Alliance as Interpersonal Process (W. Henry & H. Strupp).

The California Psychotherapy Alliance Scales (L. Gaston & C. Marmar).


The Therapeutic Alliance in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (P. Raue & M. Goldfried).

The Alliance in Experiential Therapy: Enacting the Relationship Conditions (J. Watson & L. Greenberg).


The Role of the Therapeutic Alliance in Psychoanalytic Therapy with Borderline Patients (S. Frieswyk, et al.).


Research on the Alliance (A. Horvath).


From Our Editors

It is called "the working alliance", and over the last decade this construct - created to define the subtle, interactive, ever-changing relationship between client and therapist - has emerged as the most important conceptualization of the common elements in the different therapy modalities. Now, The Working Alliance: Theory, Research, and Practice offers clinical psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers a comprehensive, in-depth overview of the nature of this crucial collaborative relationship, and illuminates the ways in which it promotes positive therapeutic change. The Working Alliance pulls together and examines the major research results, theoretical positions, and applications of the working alliance in contemporary clinical practice. It first outlines the basic aspects of the alliance concept, explaining how the development of the alliance provides the client with a safe haven to explore the self, how it may capture key past and present relational issues, and how it serves to integrate the relational and technical aspects of tre