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The role of therapeutic alliance in mindfulness interventions: therapeutic alliance in mindfulness training for smokers.

dc.contributor.author Goldberg, SB
dc.contributor.author Davis, JM
dc.contributor.author Hoyt, WT
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-02T13:32:05Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23775222
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/11688
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: Mindfulness-based interventions have enjoyed a marked increase in support within biomedical and psychological research and practice in the past two decades. Despite the widespread application of these treatments for a range of psychological and medical conditions, there remains a lack of consensus regarding mechanisms through which these interventions effect change. One plausible yet underexplored mechanism is the therapeutic alliance between participants and mindfulness instructors. METHODS: In this report, data are presented on therapeutic alliance from the mindfulness arm (n = 37) of a randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness-based smoking cessation treatment. RESULTS: Results suggest that client-reported therapeutic alliance measured midtreatment did not significantly predict primary smoking outcomes. Alliance did predict improvement in posttreatment scores on several outcome variables linked to mindfulness practice, including emotion regulation (β = -.24, p = .042), mindfulness (β = .33, p = .007), negative affect (β = -.33, p = .040), as well as treatment compliance (β = .39, p = .011). CONCLUSION: Implications of these relationships and the possible role of therapeutic alliance in mindfulness treatments are explored.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof J Clin Psychol
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1002/jclp.21973
dc.subject addiction
dc.subject group treatment
dc.subject mechanisms
dc.subject mindfulness
dc.subject smoking cessation
dc.subject therapeutic alliance
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Middle Aged
dc.subject Mindfulness
dc.subject Predictive Value of Tests
dc.subject Professional-Patient Relations
dc.subject Psychotherapy, Group
dc.subject Smoking
dc.subject Smoking Cessation
dc.subject Treatment Outcome
dc.title The role of therapeutic alliance in mindfulness interventions: therapeutic alliance in mindfulness training for smokers.
dc.type Journal article
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23775222
pubs.begin-page 936
pubs.end-page 950
pubs.issue 9
pubs.organisational-group Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Cancer Institute
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Medicine, Hospitalists
pubs.organisational-group School of Medicine
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 69
dc.identifier.eissn 1097-4679


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