The therapeutic alliance in the early part of cognitive-behavioral therapy for the eating disorders

Volume 45, Issue 1

About the Course:

This study examined the strength of the therapeutic alliance in the early stages of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the eating disorders, and whether the strength of that alliance is associated with early eating characteristics, comorbid axis 1 features and axis 2 features.

Publication Date:

January 2012

Authors

Glenn Waller, DPhil; Jane Evans, DClinPsy; Hannah Stringer, BSc

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for therapists from all professional groups who seek knowledge about the nature of the therapeutic alliance in cognitive-behavioral therapy for the eating disorders, and the factors that might influence that alliance.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the key elements of the therapeutic alliance in psychological therapies.

  2. Describe the strength of the working alliance in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the eating disorders.

  3. Identify patient characteristics that can weaken the therapeutic alliance in CBT for the eating disorders.

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