Construcción de la Alianza Terapéutica en la terapia de pareja: Estudio de un caso con dificultades de manejo terapéutico

Translated title of the contribution: Constructing the therapeutic alliance in couple therapy: An illustrative case study with therapeutic management difficulties

Clara Mateu Martínez, Anna Vilaregut Puigdesens, Carmen Campo López, Lourdes Artigas Miralles, Valentín Escudero Carranza

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to learn how the therapeutic alliance is constructed and modulated in a case of couple therapy that presented different indicators of difficulties in the therapeutic management. With the support of the System for Observing Family Therapy Alliances (SOFTA-o) the evolution of four dimensions of the therapeutic alliance was analyzed (Engagement in the Therapeutic Process, Emotional Connection with the Therapist, Safety within the Therapeutic System, and Shared Sense of Purpose within the Family) in the first, third and sixth sessions. The results showed how out of the four dimensions that the SOFTA-o measures, the Safety within the Therapeutic System, and Shared Sense of Purpose within the Family dimensions were the ones that better expressed the difficulties of building a satisfactory therapeutic alliance in the initial phases of treatment and resulted to be the two most discriminative dimensions to consider viability and prognosis of the treatment. In conclusion, this study has allowed analyzing in detail how the therapeutic alliance is built in a couple therapy case throughout the psychotherapeutic process.

Translated title of the contributionConstructing the therapeutic alliance in couple therapy: An illustrative case study with therapeutic management difficulties
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)95-115
Number of pages21
JournalAnuario de Psicologia
Volume44
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Marital therapy
  • Therapeutic Process
  • Therapeutic alliance

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