Therapeutic Alliance Between Student and Therapist
The therapeutic alliance, the relationship formed between therapist and student, is one of the most powerful factors in the healing process.
Using the relationship-based approach as our guide, the therapists understand the value of spending time with the girls beyond the walls of the therapist office. Building rapport outside of the office setting is critical to the development of a therapeutic alliance between the girls and therapists, which is necessary in the healing process. As one of the top residential treatment centers, our therapists often participate in adventure therapy outings, camping trips, recreation activities, and mealtime with residents. Because they have a manageable caseload, they are able to be more involved in these opportunities.