ERIC Number: ED028489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Counselors' Conceptions of Ideal and Non-Preferred Client Types. Final Report.
Thompson, Charles Lowell
With a focus on the school counselors' conceptions of ideal and non-preferred clients, this study has attempted to examine those factors that inhibit or facilitate counseling gains. Procedures included selection of participants, personal interviews, testing (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), analysis of subjects' grade point average, and scores from the Herman-Nelson Test of Mental Ability. Four hypotheses were submitted to statistical tests. The findings include the following: (1) Counselors' ideal and non-preferred client groups vary widely, but group differences, particularly in school adjustment and achievement, do exist which could affect counseling outcomes; (2) Difficult clients tend to be in conflict with teachers, parents, and peers; (3) Non-preferred clients tend to have emotional problems and ideal clients, vocational; and (4) Counselor-client agreement is generally significant with ideal clients. Recommendations for further study are given. (KP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.