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ERIC Number: EJ906107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Care and Control: Working Alliance among Adolescents in Authoritarian Settings
Magrinelli Orsi, Mylene; Lafortune, Denis; Brochu, Serge
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v27 n4 p277-303 2010
This article reviews the literature published in the last 20 years on working alliance in adolescents involuntarily enrolled in intervention programs. Firstly, Bordin's adaptation of the concept of working alliance to adolescent populations is discussed. This is followed by an analysis of the main results of empirical studies on helping relationships in authoritarian settings. Finally, the results of these studies are used as the basis for a multidimensional (personal, interpersonal, contextual) model of working alliance in young people in authoritarian settings. A key conclusion of this article is that differences in intervention context are essential to the understanding of the establishment of working alliance in young people. A dyadic vision of working alliance (patient/therapist) does not appear to significantly advance the theory of clinical practice. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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