Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 125–134

Case manager alliance with clients in an older cohort


  • Jeffrey Draine
    • School of Social WorkUniversity of Pennsylvania
  • Phyllis Solomon
    • School of Social WorkUniversity of Pennsylvania

DOI: 10.1007/BF02249750

Cite this article as:
Draine, J. & Solomon, P. Community Ment Health J (1996) 32: 125. doi:10.1007/BF02249750


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.

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