ERIC Number: EJ1076256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
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Brief Therapy at a University Counseling Center: Working Alliance, Readiness to Change, and Symptom Severity
Mahon, Megan; Laux, John M.; Ritchie, Martin H.; Piazza, Nick J.; Tiamiyu, Mojisola F.
Journal of College Counseling, v18 n3 p233-243 Oct 2015
The authors investigated whether students receiving short-term individual counseling at a university counseling center showed progress as evidenced by perceived client and counselor outcomes and the roles that client readiness to change and working alliance played in this setting. The results indicated that the counselor reports, not the client reports, reflected statistically significant change in client symptoms. Changes in symptom severity were not associated with working alliance and readiness to change.
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, School Counseling, College Students, Individual Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Client Relationship, Change, Readiness, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Severity (of Disability)
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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