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therapeutic alliance

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Definition of therapeutic alliance in English:

noun

[in singular]
The relationship between a psychologist or psychotherapist and a patient, regarded as important for the outcome of psychological therapy.
Example sentences
  • 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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