Best Practices of Building Therapeutic Alliances with Clients Living with Psychotic Disorders
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
This systematic narrative review examined best practices for developing therapeutic alliances with clients living with psychotic disorders. A systematic narrative literature review resulted in eight articles included in this research. A narrative review of the articles presented three main findings: practitioner’s utilization of psychotherapeutic theories in order to conceptualize psychotic symptoms and build relationships, recovery-focused collaborative models of care, and what clients say they want in relationships from practitioners. Results indicated that there may be a disconnect between theory and practice, as data speaking to the process of building a therapeutic alliance with this population was limited. Further implications recommend that mental health practitioners gain knowledge and skills in the evidence-based models of Feedback- Informed Treatment (FIT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp).
therapeutic alliance, psychotic disorders, psychotherapeutic theories
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Rominski, Nicole, "Best Practices of Building Therapeutic Alliances with Clients Living with Psychotic Disorders" (2017). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 824.