THE WORKING ALLIANCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE INVITED PAPERS IN THE SPECIAL SECTION


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Abstract

Considered in this special section on the working alliance is the current role and place of the construct in psychotherapy theory, research, practice, and training. This overview briefly summarizes the six articles included in the volume and highlights a number of issues relevant to the working alliance, such as the ubiquity of the alliance in psychotherapy today, conceptual confusion about the construct, measurement problems, and the importance of reworking existing clinical theory.

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