The Effect of Working Alliance on Adherence and Outcome in Cognitive Remediation Therapy
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 07/11/2012
Huddy V et al. – The findings indicate that working alliance is important for client satisfaction with therapy.Methods
- To investigate this, 49 individuals with schizophrenia were recruited into a naturalistic study of the impact of CRT on work and structured activity outcomes.
- Participant’s cognitive skills, severity of symptoms, and social skills were assessed at baseline.
- Both client and therapist working alliance ratings were gathered early in therapy.
- After controlling for depression, clients who rated the alliance more favorably stayed in therapy longer and were more likely to improve on their main target complaint but notably not on working memory performance or self-esteem.
- Therapist’s ratings of the alliance were not associated with memory outcome.