ERIC Number: ED022204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Emotional Simulation in Personal Counseling: An Application of Research Innovations in Counseling to Accelerate Client Movement.
Schauble, Paul G.
The influence of stimulated recall and emotional simulation films on client growth in short-term personal counseling was evaluated at Michigan State University with nine clients from vocational rehabilitation caseloads. The two experimental groups (stimulated recall and simulated film treatment) and one control group with traditional counseling met for six, one and one-half jour sessions. Pre- and post-treatment videotapes rated by judges indicate that clients exposed to simulated treatments made significantly more progress in characteristics of client growth (owning of discomfort, commitment to change, differentiation of stimuli and different behavior); had more positive change in client behavior and therapeutic process changes (client insight, lessening of defenses, ability to experience feeling and relate to counselors, and overall therapeutic relationships); and, therefore, made more movement within counseling than did the control subjects. Subjective reports on all clients tentatively indicate that experimental subjects made better adjustments outside counseling situations and, on the basis of vocational placement rates, had a better placement prognosis than control subjects. (WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.