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dc.contributor.advisorKetring, Scott
dc.contributor.advisorVazsonyi, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-09T21:25:16Z
dc.date.available2008-09-09T21:25:16Z
dc.date.issued2007-08-15en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/922
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis was to examine how the relationship between client symptom distress and the therapeutic alliance was mediated by client stage of change in couple therapy. Sample for this study was composed of couples attending therapy at a marriage and family therapy training clinic at a southeastern university. No mediating relationship was found for males or females. A significant relationship was found for males between the Precontemplation stage and the alliance. Furthermore, males were found to enter couple therapy at higher levels of Precontemplation than females, while females entered couple therapy at higher levels of Motivation. Additionally, a significant negative relationship found between symptom distress and the alliance for males. No predictors were significantly related to the alliance for females.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHuman Development and Family Studiesen_US
dc.titleClient Symptom Distress, Stage of Change, and the Therapeutic Alliance in Couple Therapyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.embargo.lengthNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.embargo.statusNOT_EMBARGOEDen_US


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