Journal article

An exploration of the therapeutic relationship and counselling outcomes in a problem gambling counselling service

SA Smith, SA Thomas, AC Jackson

JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between a number of counselling process variables thought to influence counselling outcomes in a sample of 150 clients undertaking short-term counselling in the state-wide government funded Gambler's Help problem gambling counselling services in Victoria, Australia. Factors measured included psychosocial well-being of clients prior to and after counselling, client readiness to change, self-reported gambling activity levels before and after counselling, self-assessment of current gambling behaviour, strength of therapeutic alliance, self-reported counselling outcomes achieved in the area of symptoms, life matters, and related problems and a measure of clie..

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