Working alliance in career counseling: A systematic overview

TitleWorking alliance in career counseling: A systematic overview
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsWhiston, SC, Rossier, J, Barón, PMHernand
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume24
Issue4
Pagination591-604
Keywordscareer counseling, therapeutic alliance, vocational counseling, working alliance
Abstract

The research related to the working alliance in career counseling is reviewed in this article. This review indicates that the working alliance does typically increase over the course of career counseling. Furthermore in career counseling, most of the correlations between the working alliance and various outcome measures were significant and hovered around .30, which is consistent with findings related to the correlation between the working alliance and the outcome in psychotherapy. In terms of factors that predict the working alliance’s contribution to career counseling outcome, there is a lack of studies and more research is needed in this area. This article also provides suggestions for practice in career counseling and recommendations for future research.

DOI10.1177/1069072715615849
Refereed DesignationRefereed