ERIC Number: ED030130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Client As A Source of Reinforcement in the Counseling Interview.
Trained clients were used as the source of reinforcement in simulated counseling interviews of 25 minutes duration. The purpose was to determine if a class of counselor behaviors (counselor understanding) could be made to increase in frequency by verbal reinforcers administered by the trained clients. An own-control design with an ABA three phase paradigm was used in this study. Eleven beginning counselors working and/or attending classes at the University of Minnesota constituted the sample. Ninety-seven taped interviews were obtained for the counselor-subjects in the three phases. Although several methodological questions were answered, no conclusions about the results of this experiment were possible. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech was presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30--September 3, 1968.