ERIC Number: ED248426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-27
Reference Count: 0
A Computer Program to Assist Counseling Trainees in Understanding Interpersonal Influence Processes in Their Counseling.
Lichtenberg, James W.
This paper describes a computer program based on the premise that successful counseling can be viewed as an interpersonal influence process composed of three basic features: sequentiality, flexibility, and constraint. An introduction to the INTERACT program explains how the program analyzes counselor/client and client/counselor transitions or response contingencies. Data entry is explained and six program outputs are discussed: (1) counselor and client response frequency counts; (2) matrix of counselor-client contingency frequencies; (3) matrix of counselor-client transition probabilities; (4) counselor-counselor and client-client transition matrix; (5) information/association measures; and (6) relative influence. The benefits of the program to counseling students are discussed and technical notes are provided which describe needed hardware and availability. A series of figures presenting sample printouts for each of the program areas concludes the paper. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: INTERACT (Computer Program); Interpersonal Influence Process
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).