Clinical Efficacy and Therapeutic Alliance in a Time-Limited Group Therapy for Young Adults

Submitted: May 27, 2013
Accepted: July 28, 2014
Published: December 26, 2014
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This study evaluated the clinical efficacy of a time limited psychodynamic therapy for a group of young adult patients in terms of outcome and process. The results register a favourable outcome concerning not only the gravity of patients' initial symp-toms but also the structural personality changes and attachment style. In an exploratory perspective this study investigated the connection between the outcome of the tre-atment and therapeutic alliance measured by CALPAS-G in three different time intervals of therapy. A correlational analysis highlighted a strong connection between the Patient Commitment scale assessed at the beginning and the final outcome of the therapy. Work-ing Strategy Consensus and Group Understanding and Involvement assessed in the middle of the therapy course, show significant correlations with the final outcome of therapy.

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Vittorio Lenzo

Department of Human and Social Sciences, University of Messina

Ph. D.

Girolamo Lo Verso

Department of Psychology, University of Palermo

Full Professor of Clinical Psychology

Maria C. Quattropani

Department of Human and Social Sciences, University of Messina

Research Professor of Clinical Psychology

 

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Lenzo, V., Gargano, M. T., Mucciardi, M., Lo Verso, G., & Quattropani, M. C. (2014). Clinical Efficacy and Therapeutic Alliance in a Time-Limited Group Therapy for Young Adults. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 17(1), 9–20. https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2014.151

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