Therapeutic Resonance Across the Miles

An Examination of Distance Counselling through the Lens of Theory Exploration – a PhD Student’s Quest to Commit




career theory, therapeutic resonance, career counselling, distance counselling, therapeutic relationship, career development theory


This paper considers the significance of the theoretical underpinnings behind the counselling practices employed by career counsellors within the current pandemic we are living within today. Faced with new ways of interacting with and building relationships with our clients, counsellors must consider how they build therapeutic resonance and whether or not distance counselling can achieve these same goals. Written from the perspective of a graduate student attempting to commit to a dissertation focus by exploring a variety of theories within the field of career development, this paper ultimately asks the question – is it possible to build a therapeutic relationship with a client when physical proximity is not possible?


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How to Cite

Payne, J. (2021). Therapeutic Resonance Across the Miles: An Examination of Distance Counselling through the Lens of Theory Exploration – a PhD Student’s Quest to Commit. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 20(2), 78–83.