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Psychotherapists, Relationships With

  • By: William B. Stiles
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The strength of the client-therapist relationship, often called the alliance, has been the most consistent predictor of treatment outcome across diverse types of psychotherapy. If the relationship is the major active ingredient, then any treatment approach can be effective provided the ...

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