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Exploring whether the working alliance is a mediator between client resistance, therapist directiveness, and drinking outcomes in an alcohol dependent population.

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dc.contributor.advisor Dolan, Sara Lynn.
dc.contributor.author McGowan, Sean P.
dc.date.copyright 2012-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8499
dc.description.abstract This study aims to elucidate whether the working alliance mediates the relationship between client resistance, therapist directiveness, and short and long-term drinking outcomes in an alcohol dependent population. The relationship between client resistance, therapist directiveness, and drinking outcomes has recently been examined in working with an Alcohol Use Disordered (AUD) population (Karno & Longabaugh, 2005a; Karno & Longabaugh, 2005b; Karno, Longabaugh, & Herbeck, 2010). For instance, Karno and Longabaugh (2005a, 2005b) found that levels of therapist directiveness differentially affect client resistance which, when taken together, predicts treatment outcomes, such as drinks per drinking day (D/DD) and percentage of days abstinent (PDA). The current study builds on the research of Karno and Longabaugh (2005a, 2005b) in proposing that therapist directiveness and client resistance affect client drinking outcomes through a mediator: the working alliance. This study found that the working alliance does not mediate the relationship between client resistance and short and long-term drinking outcomes, and between therapist directiveness and short and long-term drinking outcomes. en_US
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dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Working alliance. en_US
dc.subject Client resistance. en_US
dc.subject Therapist directiveness. en_US
dc.subject Drinking outcomes. en_US
dc.subject Alcohol use disorders. en_US
dc.subject Alcohol use treatments. en_US
dc.title Exploring whether the working alliance is a mediator between client resistance, therapist directiveness, and drinking outcomes in an alcohol dependent population. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Psy.D. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 1/14/14.
dc.contributor.department Psychology and Neuroscience. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience. en_US


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