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Therapeutic Alliance

Therapists at Adaptive Strategies aim to achieve the best possible therapeutic alliance with their clients to help achieve optimal treatment outcomes. 

Research consistently indicates that the establishment of sound working alliance is one of, if not the most significant factors that may impact upon successful treatment outcomes.

The therapeutic alliance refers to the quality of the cooperative working relationship between client and therapist and may be seen to be comprised of three functional elements: Bonds, Goals, and Tasks


Bonds are constituted by the core conditions of therapy, the client’s attitude toward the therapist, and the therapist’s style of relating to the client


Goals are the mutually negotiated, understood, agreed upon, and regularly reviewed aims of the therapy


Tasks are the activities carried out by both client and therapist.