ERIC Number: ED053433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Study of Non-Verbal Action of Counselees. Final Report. WSU-cord.
The author discusses: (1) the development of a review of the literature on the nonverbal behavior of clients in a counseling situation; and (2) the development of a tape for use in a Counseling Theories class to demonstrate the importance of listening carefully for nonverbal counselee cues. The literature review is broken down into 4 main areas of nonverbal communication: (1) bodily cues; (2) facial expressions; (3) vocal cues; and (4) personal appearance. Excerpts from the tape, which includes interchanges with a wide variety of clients, are included. Limitations of the tape are acknowledged. In general, the report stresses that (1) the counselors can gain greater understanding of clients by attending to nonverbal cues; (2) the counselor cannot trust what he hears in words alone; and (3) the counselor must be aware of his own, as well as his counselee's nonverbal cues. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.