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ERIC Number: EJ812155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Adolescent Readiness for Change and the Working Alliance in Counseling
Fitzpatrick, Marilyn R.; Irannejad, Shahrzad
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n4 p438-445 Fall 2008
The authors examined the relationship between readiness for change and the quality of the working alliance of adolescents (ages 14-18 years) and their counselors. As predicted, clients who were more ready for change had more positive alliances, particularly with respect to goal and task collaboration. There was also a trend toward the association of the maintenance or postchange stage with a weakened bond.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A