Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 125-134

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Case manager alliance with clients in an older cohort

  • Jeffrey DraineAffiliated withSchool of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
  • , Phyllis SolomonAffiliated withSchool of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania

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It was hypothesized that members of an older cohort of seriously mentally ill community mental health clients would develop stronger alliances with intensive case managers. Eighty-six clients participating in a study of case management services completed a measure of working alliance and structured interviews. It was found that older cohort clients, those age 45 or older, showed much stronger alliances with their case managers than younger clients.