A strument to observing therapeutic alliance in couple and family therapy: SOFTA-o. Italian validation

Author/s Lucia Porcedda
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2022/130
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 77-96 File size 728 KB
DOI 10.3280/TF2022-130005
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The aim of this article is to share the Italian validation of the SOFTA-o (System for Observing Family Therapy Alliances; Friedlander et al., 2006), an observational rating system of the Therapeutic Alliance (TA) in conjoint therapy, family and couple therapy. This observing system contains the alliance-related behaviors clustered in four macro-dimensions: Engagement in the Therapeutic Process; Emotional Connection with the Therapist, Safety within the Therapeutic System, Shared Sense of Purpose within the Family. The SOFTA-o is useful for research, training and supervision. In the final part of this article, we highlight the clinical usefulness with some examples of application.

Keywords: SOFTA-o, Therapeutic Alliance, Couple and family therapy, Re- search, Training, Clinical supervision.

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Lucia Porcedda, Uno strumento per l’osservazione dell’alleanza terapeutica nelle terapie di coppia e familiari: il SOFTA-o. Validazione italiana in "TERAPIA FAMILIARE" 130/2022, pp 77-96, DOI: 10.3280/TF2022-130005