Working Together: An Examination of Adolescent and Caregiver Alliance in Family Therapy
A strong working alliance indicates a collaborative and connected relationship between an adolescent and their therapist. Within family therapy, the introduction of a caregiver threatens to negatively impact the alliance built in individual sessions. Utilizing therapist and observational ratings of working alliance, strength of alliance was examined. The results indicated that regardless of the reporter, the strength of adolescent alliance did not significantly differ between individual and conjoint sessions. In addition, adolescent alliance ratings did not significantly differ between adolescent and caregiver in conjoint sessions, indicating that introducing caregivers into treatment with adolescents may not damage the working relationship between adolescent and therapist.
Psychology|Therapy|Individual & family studies
Little, Madeline, "Working Together: An Examination of Adolescent and Caregiver Alliance in Family Therapy" (2021). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28652789.