ERIC Number: ED025779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Counselor-Client Diagnostic Agreement and Perceived Outcomes of Counseling: A Progress Report.
Hurst, James C.; And Others
This study was designed to investigate the effect of congruity of counselor and client diagnoses upon client-perceived success in counseling. The Missouri Diagnostic Classification Plan (MDCP) was used as the basic diagnostic method. Agreement in the 15 categories was related to client-perceived success of counseling. Subjects, all clients at the Oregon State University Counseling Center, were each diagnosed as his case was closed. Responses to follow-up questionnaires, designed for this purpose, were tabulated with demographic information. The strength of the relationship between counselor-client diagnoses and perceived outcomes is demonstrated in both multiple counselor-client agreements and in counselor-client argument-disagreement. The results support the growing evidence that interpersonal sensitivity and openness of communication are vital characteristics of successful counselors. (KP)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.