Theses and Dissertations
An exploratory investigation of tele-counseling: Looking at the power of therapeutic alliance in improving wellness
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Counseling and Human Services
Dr. Lionel Cavazos
Dr. James Ikonomopoulos
Dr. Ming-Tsan Pierre Lu
The present study explored the power of one tele-counseling session to elicit change within post wellness ratings scores and the relationship between clients’ perceptions of relationship, goals and topics, approach and method, and overall session with clients’ wellness ratings. Results indicated that the mean for post-session wellness was significantly greater than pre-test wellness ratings. The standardized effect size, d, was .43, indicative of a moderate effect size. No difference was found between client’s perceptions of predictor variables with post-wellness rating scores. This study adds support for the use of tele-counseling services as one session might have the power to elicit change. Limitations, future research, and implications for research, education, and policy are discussed further.
Rostro, Jorge, "An exploratory investigation of tele-counseling: Looking at the power of therapeutic alliance in improving wellness" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 85.
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