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ERIC Number: ED041320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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Rationale for Behavioral Counseling.
LeVake, Keith R.
The main topic of this paper is how the behavioral approach to counseling fulfills the requirements of an effective helping relationship. The role of the counselor is first considered, should the counselor exert influence over clients? In any interpersonal relationship, people influence and control one another, counseling relationships are no different. The basic issues of counseling are: (1) a counselor's right to intervene in the life of another; (2) the counselor's responsibility to do all he can to accomplish the goals set up for his client; and (3) the counselor's right to a role which is appropriate for each client, rather than being the same for all clients. The necessity of engaging in action-oriented activities to influence client's behavior so that the client resolves his problems is the underlying rationale for behavioral counseling. The basic tenent is that behavior is a function of its antecedents. The counselor helps the client change the way in which he responds to certain situations which elicit his unwanted behavior so that the client may function in the effective manner he desires. (KJ)
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