chapter  3
THE THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE IN RATIONAL-EMOTIVE INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
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BORDIN'S (1979) CONCEPT OF THE THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE As a rational-emotive therapist I have found the work of Ed Bordin (1979) on the concept of the therapeutic alliance particularly helpful in develo­ ping a basic framework for the conduct of RET. Bordin argues that the therapeutic alliance refers to the complex of attachments and shared understand­ ings formed and activities undertaken by therapists and clients as the former attempt to help the latter with their psychological problems.