Psychological treatments for early psychosis can be beneficial or harmful, depending on the therapeutic alliance: an instrumental variable analysis
OPEN Psychological medicine | 26 Mar 2015
LP Goldsmith, SW Lewis, G Dunn and RP Bentall
The quality of the therapeutic alliance (TA) has been invoked to explain the equal effectiveness of different psychotherapies, but prior research is correlational, and does not address the possibility that individuals who form good alliances may have good outcomes without therapy.
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