"One step up, but not there yet": moving towards developing a feedback-oriented family therapy
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE
Author/s: Peter Rober, Karine Van Tricht, Rolf Sundet
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As research points to a strong link between the quality of the therapeutic alliance and the effectiveness of psychotherapy, also family therapists should be reflect on ways to improve the quality of the alliance. The systematic use of client feedback can be a rich resource as a response to the complexity of the alliance in the family therapy setting. While a feedback-orientation can give evidence of the effectiveness of therapy, in this paper the focus is on the ways in which the client’s systematic feedback can contribute to an optimization of the therapeutic alliance. A new feedback instrument is presented to be used especially in family therapy sessions in which children are involved: the Dialogical Feedback Tool (DFT).
It is illustrated how the feedback of clients on their experiences in therapy can help therapists to better attune to the family members’ experiences and expectations about therapy.
Keywords: Therapeutic alliance, psychotherapy, feedback.
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Peter Rober, Karine Van Tricht, Rolf Sundet, "One step up, but not there yet": moving towards developing a feedback-oriented family therapy in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 47/2018, pp. 35-62, DOI:10.3280/PR2018-047004