Working Alliance Your Clients’ Feelings About You:
Why the Working Alliance Matters and How to Nurture a
Great Relationship with Clients

The therapeutic alliance, or working alliance, between practitioners and clients is of critical importance to client outcomes according to extensive research in both therapy and non-therapy fields. However, the value of the working alliance among financial therapists and financial planners has not been explored. We have much to understand as a developing field about how working alliance can also be important in the context of this work. This presentation will introduce the concept of a working alliance, its importance across multiple fields of practice, how it affects clients and client outcomes, as well as its emerging uses in educational settings.