Multiple Alliances in Practice

Exploring methodological tools for measuring multiple alliances in home-based family treatment.
1 September 2022 until 31 August 2026
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Therapeutic alliance is known to be one of the most impactful common factors in the therapeutic context. While much research exists about dyadic alliances, many intricacies of multiple alliances (between multiple persons / a group) remain unclear. For my PhD, I will be examining multiple alliances in the context of home-based family treatment, taking particular interest in systemic dynamics and longitudinal developments of alliance(s). My research intends to explore the potential of various methods to measure multiple alliances, create a methodological toolkit suitable for the therapeutic context, and subsequently empower practitioners to measure their own alliances in practice.

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