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Barry's dad had a stalwart response to any complaint he ever made about doing any job. “Why do you think they call it work?” Hold that thought while we discuss the alliance. Although often ignored, the fact of the matter is that the alliance is our most powerful ally and represents the most influence that we can have over outcome. The alliance is an all-encompassing framework for psychotherapyundefinedit transcends any specific therapist behavior and is a property of all aspects of providing services. In short, it calls for your utmost attention and best clinical skills in each and every client encounterundefinedthe alliance requires your conscious, proactive efforts to engage the client in purposive work. It’s not always easy. In fact, it’s hard work. And you thought that “therapeutic work” only applied to clients.