Definition of therapeutic alliance in English:

therapeutic alliance

Line breaks: thera|peut¦ic al¦li|ance

noun

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