Date of Award
Dr. Marlene Sotelo-Dynega
Dr. Samuel Ortiz
Dr. William Chaplin
This study examined the differences between diverse and Caucasian clients in their ratings of the therapeutic alliance and therapeutic outcomes. Data were collected from 166 participants from a University-Based training clinic in a metropolitan section in the northeastern, United States. Multiple regression analyses were used to test the relationship between ethnicity and the therapeutic alliance. Treatment outcomes included session frequency, working alliance, motivation to change in treatment, and overall quality of life. Results showed that ethnicity is positively related to working alliance, quality of life, and client’s motivation to treatment. In some cases, ethnicity was confounded by age and/or gender when considering the predictors of the motivation to change, quality of life and working alliance. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Baez, Aimée, "THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE AND TREATMENT OUTCOMES IN CLIENTS OF COLOR AT A UNIVERSITY-BASED TRAINING CLINIC" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 513.