Parent-therapist alliance and parent attachment-promoting behaviour in attachment-based family therapy for suicidal and depressed adolescents Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract This study examines whether the strength of the parent-therapist alliance, measured during the task of alliance building with parents alone, predicted the extent of parents' attachment-promoting behaviour in the subsequent conjoint parent-adolescent attachment task in the context of attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Nineteen suicidal and depressed adolescents and their parents received 12 weeks of ABFT. The parent- therapist alliance and parents' attachment-promoting behaviour were each measured …

publication date

  • February 1, 2016