Entry from British & World English dictionary
The relationship between a psychologist or psychotherapist and a patient, regarded as important for the outcome of psychological therapy.
- In ordinary psychotherapy, we talk about the "therapeutic alliance."
- The management of the depressed teenager begins at the first interview with the creation of a therapeutic alliance.
- Finally, future studies should also seek out the client characteristics likely to foster or hinder the establishment of a good therapeutic alliance.
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