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Reality testing and reasoning

As part of the discussion of the road map for alliance, the next four chapters look at core psychological capacities in detail. Having a language for articulating the types of dif culties that can impede the smooth maintenance of an alliance is useful, particularly since therapy techniques have been developed for repairing or strengthening speci c weaknesses in psychological capacities (Baker, 1981; Frederick & McNeal, 1999; Greenspan, 1997; Pinsker, 1997; Siegel, 2010b). Thus, being able to specify the nature and severity of particular structural vulnerabilities is an important addition to therapy planning.