Key Messages:

"The therapeutic alliance is crucial for the success of face-to-face therapies. Little is known about how coaching functions and fosters the therapeutic alliance in asynchronous treatment modalities such as smartphone apps."

The study

"We conducted a selected review to gather preliminary data about the role of coaching in mobile technology use for mental health care."
"Coaching offers a solution to engagement challenges with digital mental health, but its interpretation and implementation remain heterogeneous."
"A lack of consensus around coaching protocols and outcomes precludes discussion of whether...

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