Increasingly, online platforms are being used to deliver psychotherapy. This, along with the growth in computational psychiatry, provides scientists with new opportunities to quantify how patient–therapist relationships relate to treatment outcomes. We argue that it is necessary to investigate markers and mechanisms that enable successful psychotherapy, and the establishment of therapeutic alliance in particular, using computational tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • computational linguistics
  • computational psychiatry
  • machine learning
  • psychotherapy
  • social neuroscience
  • therapeutic alliance


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