Journal of Research and Opinion

an Open Access Publication ISSN: 2589-9058 | 2589-904X

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Erhardt, R. P. (2019). The Value of Therapeutic Relationships. Journal of Research and Opinion, 6(10), 2510-2515.


The alliance, or collaborative bond, between client/family and therapist has been found to be related to outcomes oftreatment adherence and satisfaction in patients receiving physical rehabilitation, including those with musculoskeletal conditions. The main components that contribute to the alliance construct are 1) agreement on goals of treatment and interventions, and 2) the affective bond between patient and therapist. This annotated dialogue of powerful email exchanges illustrates the long term value of therapeutic relationships with a person who received occupational therapy services as a growing child and adolescent.

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