Influence of therapist behaviors on therapeutic alliance

Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson, Marcia L. Michaels, Sarah Gellhaus Thomas, Angela M. Thiesen

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A number of recent studies have investigated the relationship between therapist and client gender and conversation in marriage and family therapy. There has also been recent empirical investigation of therapeutic alliance and its influence on therapy outcome in marriage and family therapy. However, there has been limited investigation of the influence of interactional patterns on therapeutic alliance. It seems probable that therapy conversation (which seems to be influenced by gender) will influence therapeutic alliance and subsequent outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-390
Number of pages10
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2003


  • Family therapy
  • Theoretical orientation
  • Therapeutic alliance
  • Therapy process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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