Modèle systémique de l'alliance thérapeutique

Translated title of the contribution: Systemic model of therapeutic alliance

Pierre Baillargeon*, William M Pinsof, A. Leduc

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This article presents Pinsof's (1995) systemic model of therapeutic alliance. Pinsof's systemic model of alliance sees the therapy as an interaction between the systems of the client and those of the therapist. This model is composed of two primary dimensions: an interpersonal system dimension and a content dimension. The first focus on four levels of the alliance between and within the therapist and patient systems. The dimension of content includes three qualities of alliance that cut across the four interpersonal dimensions. We studied the notion of alliance profiles, institutional alliance and the notion of split alliance because the alliance is born and evolutes inside the interaction between the systems of the client and those of the therapist. Thus clients develop an alliance not only with their own therapist but also with the systems in which the therapist operate.

Translated title of the contributionSystemic model of therapeutic alliance
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalRevue europeenne de psychologie appliquee
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


  • Levels of the alliance
  • Model systemic
  • Psychotherapy
  • Qualities of alliance
  • Therapeutic alliance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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