Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Motivation and Alliance: Implications for Couple Therapy
by Lassiter, Candace S., Psy.D., Regent University, 2015, 58; 3643465
Abstract (Summary)

Factors that affect alliance and outcome in couple therapy are crucial to the therapeutic process, yet currently research on this is scarce. The current study sought to expand the knowledge of alliance and outcome in couple therapy by analyzing the effect motivation has on alliance and outcome. Results of this study found that there was a significant correlation between motivation and alliance and that baseline motivation has a significant effect on outcomes. Other variables such as level of client distress were also explored and found to be related to motivation, alliance and outcome. Altogether, the findings of this study indicate that partners' levels of motivation have important implications for the therapeutic alliance and outcome in couple therapy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ripley, Jennifer
Commitee: Dwiwardani, Carissa
School: Regent University
Department: School of Psychology & Counseling
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 76/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Alliance, Couple therapy, Motivation, Outcome, Process
Publication Number: 3643465
ISBN: 978-1-321-31124-2
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