ERIC Number: ED033381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Counseling Problems Associated with Counselor Characteristics. Wisconsin Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation. Monograph VIII.
Thoreson, Richard W.; And Others
This report describes rehabilitation counselor perceptions of counselor characteristics which cause problems in counseling and vocational planning. Data were gathered as a part of a large scale survey of professional problems of rehabilitation counselors. Data specific to this study was obtained from counselor responses to a question concerning counselor responsibility for difficulties in counseling and vocational planning. Responses were independently coded by three judges. Results indicated that the rehabilitation counselors were sensitive to their impact upon the rehabilitation process. Four major problem areas relating specifically to the counselor were identified: (1) lack of knowledge and skills, (2) imposition of perceptions and goals on client, (3) lack of objectivity, and (4) personality conflict between counselor and client. The positive relationship between experience and problem openness was interpreted as suggesting greater comfortableness and less vulnerability to threat on the part of the counselor as a function of experience. (Author/KJ)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Training, Personality, Problems, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Relationship, Vocational Rehabilitation
Dr. George N. Wright, Regional Rehabilitation Research Institute, 2218 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (Single Copies are Free; They are not available in quantities)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.