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ERIC Number: EJ849872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
Prevalence of Counselling Alliance Type Preferences across Two Samples
Bedi, Robinder P.; Duff, Carlton T.
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v43 n3 p152-164 Jul 2009
A cross-sectional survey was conducted across two samples of counselling clients to estimate the prevalence of two sets of counselling alliance type preferences: (a) nurturant, insight-oriented, or collaborative alliance; and (b) personal or professional alliance. Results indicated that participants generally preferred an insight-oriented alliance type over a nurturant one and, in one sample, a collaborative type over a nurturant one. In addition, participants in both samples preferred a personal or professional alliance about equally. These findings support the existence of tangible alliance type preferences across clients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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