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a well-aligned working union between patient and therpay professional, though by a great many to be a vital facet of effective therapy. Stemming from the concept of the psychoanalytic working alliance, it consists of bonds, objectives, and jobs.

THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE: "The therapeutic alliance was cultivated by Edward S. Bordin, an American psychologist."

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