Asian Journal of Counselling



Counseling Process and Outcome: A Critical Area of Inquiry in Counseling Research

2001.第8卷第1期(Vol. 8 No. 1).pp. 61–68
 

Counseling Process and Outcome: A Critical Area of Inquiry in Counseling Research

心理輔導的過程與結果:心理輔導研究的一個關鍵項目

Changming DUAN(段昌明)

Abstract

Two counseling process and outcome studies are published in this issue of the journal. These two studies demonstrated that the understanding of counseling process and outcome for Chinese clients could be enriched by research that utilized Western theories in a culturally relevant fashion. It is known that empirical examination of the complex counseling process and outcome faces many methodological challenges. These two studies exhibited strengths in choosing the appropriate phenomena to observe and the appropriate method of observing. Using quantitative and qualitative methods respectively, both studies generated meaningful results that can inform clinical practice of counseling for Chinese clients. As it is debated in the United States regarding preferred settings for counseling research, future process and outcome studies of counseling for Chinese clients also should attempt to balance methodological rigor with clinical relevance.

摘要

本期《亞洲輔導學報》發表了兩篇報道心理輔導與效果的科研文章。這兩篇文章顯示,以西方理論為基礎而兼具中國文化特色的研究,可以增加我們對華人心理輔導過程與效果的理解。用實驗的方法來研究複雜的心理輔導過程與效果,總得面對不少方法學上的難關。這兩篇文章的長處正是選擇了值得觀察的現象,又採用了觀察這些現象的有效方法。不論是用量化分析或質化分析的方法,這兩篇文章的研究結果對提高華人心理輔導的素質都有參考價值。在美國,對心理輔導研究應以嚴謹或實用為重的爭議仍然未有定論,華人心理輔導研究亦應注意這一點,謀求兼顧兩者。