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PEP-Easy Tip: To save PEP-Easy to the home screen

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Urmanche, A.A. Oliveira, J.T. Gonçalves, M.M. Eubanks, C.F. Muran, J.C. (2019). Ambivalence, Resistance, and Alliance Ruptures in Psychotherapy: It's Complicated. Psychoanal. Psychol., 36(2):139-147.

(2019). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 36(2):139-147

Ambivalence, Resistance, and Alliance Ruptures in Psychotherapy: It's Complicated

Adelya A. Urmanche, M.A., João Tiago Oliveira, Ph.D., Miguel M. Gonçalves, Ph.D., Catherine F. Eubanks, Ph.D. and J. Christopher Muran, Ph.D.

Ambivalence, resistance, and alliance ruptures are three terms commonly used in psychotherapy, across different theoretical approaches and modalities. However, it is still not clear how those terms are related and how the connection can be used to maintain a therapeutic alliance while addressing clients’ ambivalence. This paper aims to briefly describe ambivalence and resistance, describing their impact on psychotherapy process; reintroduce the theory of resistance as a manifestation of ambivalence (Engle & Arkowitz, 2006); and relate it to the concept of alliance ruptures. An original study is presented to further demonstrate this interaction between process and content in psychotherapy sessions. Moreover, this paper will discuss the implications of this relationship, offering directions for psychotherapists in addressing both ambivalence and ruptures in their work.

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