, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 125-134

Case manager alliance with clients in an older cohort

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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.

This research is funded by NIMH/SAMHSA grant R18MH46082.