THE RELATIONSHIP PROCESS OF WORKING ALLIANCE IN CYBERCOUNSELING
National Chengchi Unversity (TAIWAN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to test the relationship tendency of counselor’s and client’s in cybercounseling. In the study, the counselors was by master student majoring in counseling. The clients was by the fresh man of university students. In cybercounseling, counselor and client were to proceed in internet space at the same time. Three graduate students of educational psychology and counseling served as student counselors, and three undergraduates as clients. Total four times. Counselors and clients independently completed WAI immediately after each counseling session. WAI is “Working Alliance Inventory”(Bordin,1979). The main findings of this study were as follows:The tendency of working alliance was rising both in cybercounseling. And the tendency of counselor’s and client’s alomost add the same class. After finished the all sessions, the research worker interview with the three counselor, they get some experience in cybercounseling, including: freshing experience, dubitable, the clear context, the weakness of relationship, blurred emotion,…etc. The study aims the counsel-relationship is positive and powerful in cybercounseling.
Keywords: working alliance, cybercounseling.