<p>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.</p>
Nicole A. Stargell, Department of Counseling and Educational Development, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Nicole A. Stargell is now at the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Nicole A. Stargell, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC 28372.