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ERIC Number: EJ855445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
The Working Alliance in Online Therapy with Young People: Preliminary Findings
Hanley, Terry
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v37 n3 p257-269 2009
This paper examines the quality of the working alliance in online counseling relationships with young people. A mixed method approach has been adopted which combines the completion of a self-report quantitative measure (the "Therapeutic Alliance Quality Scale") and qualitative interviews with service users of a UK-based service (Kooth.com). Findings are generally positive, with approximately three quarters of respondents reporting the working alliance to have been of a medium or high quality. To give a more detailed sense of what users found helpful or unhelpful in developing good quality online working alliances, key themes from the interviews are also presented. Finally the implications and limitations of the study are discussed before outlining some thoughts for future development. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom