ERIC Number: EJ746331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Alliance Skill Development within Canadian First Nations and Aboriginal Counsellor Education
Morrissette, Patrick J.; Gadbois, Shannon
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v40 n4 p209-223 2006
Although a focus on counsellor-client alliance is prominent within counsellor education, specific skills that compose this aspect of the helping process remain nebulous. As such, faculty and students have relied on general guidelines and suggestions regarding the engagement process. Research conducted by Bedi, Davis, and Arvay (2005), however, has been instrumental in reversing this trend and provides an excellent foundation with which to better understand elements essential to the alliance process. This article discusses these findings in relation to Canadian First Nations and Aboriginal (FNA) counsellor education and emphasizes cultural imperatives and practices.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Counselor Training, Counselor Client Relationship, Skill Development, Higher Education, Educational Research, Cultural Influences, Counseling, Educational Researchers
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada