Therapeutic Relationship and Outcome Effectiveness: Implications for Counselor Educators

Nicole A. Stargell
2017 Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision  
Counselor and client pairs from a university training clinic were analyzed, and therapeutic relationship was the strongest predictor of counseling outcome effectiveness as it progressed across time. In this quantitative study, therapeutic relationship accounted for 25% of the overall variance in outcome effectiveness. The results of this study support the idea that the therapeutic relationship is positively related to counseling outcomes and can be intentionally improved across time.
doi:10.7729/92.1164 fatcat:dzlrjkoxabbptku6n3lloogwoy