The relationship between working alliance and therapeutic outcomes for individuals with mild mental retardation

David Strauser, Daniel C. Lustig, Chandra Donnell

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Few studies have addressed the efficacy of counseling and psychotherapy for individuals with mild mental retardation, and no research has investigated the working alliance and psychotherapy outcomes for individuals with mental retardation. This study used existing survey data to examine the relationship between the level of working alliance and rehabilitation counseling outcomes for individuals with mild mental retardation. Results indicated a positive relationship between levels of working alliance and positive rehabilitation outcomes for people with mild mental retardation. This article examines effect sizes and discusses implications for rehabilitation counselors working with individuals with mild mental retardation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-223
Number of pages9
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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