The authors investigated the relationships between the counselor's gender self-confidence, the counselor's use of social influence within the counseling session, and the counselor's sex in relation to the counseling relationship. These attributes were studied with regard to how deeply a therapeutic working alliance developed between the counselor and the client. Results support the importance of counselor characteristics on the counselor-client alliance. Implications for teaching, research, and practice are presented.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Anderson, Ruthann Smith and Levitt, Dana, "Gender Self-Confidence and Social Influence: Impact on Working Alliance" (2015). Department of Counseling Scholarship and Creative Works. 32.
Anderson, R. S., & Levitt, D. H. (2015). Gender self‐confidence and social influence: Impact on working alliance. Journal of Counseling & Development, 93(3), 280-288.