Effect of rater orientation on the evaluation of therapeutic alliance

Patrick J. Raue, Jill T. Putterman, Marvin R. Goldfried, David L. Wolitzky

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Alliance ratings from psychodynamic coders were compared with those of cognitive-behavioral coders on the same data set of significant psychodynamic-interpersonal (n = 13) and cognitive-behavior therapy sessions (n = 18). Results indicate a high correspondence between the ratings of the two sets of coders. The psychodynamic coders, however, rated both therapy conditions significantly lower than the cognitive- behavioral coders. Unlike cognitive-behavioral coders, psychodynamic coders did not rate cognitive-behavior sessions significantly higher than psychodynamic-interpersonal sessions. Implications for research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-342
Number of pages6
JournalPsychotherapy Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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