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ERIC Number: ED030130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Pages: 10
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The Client As A Source of Reinforcement in the Counseling Interview.
Dustin, Richard
Trained clients were used as the source of reinforcement in simulated counseling interviews of 25 minutes duration. The purpose was to determine if a class of counselor behaviors (counselor understanding) could be made to increase in frequency by verbal reinforcers administered by the trained clients. An own-control design with an ABA three phase paradigm was used in this study. Eleven beginning counselors working and/or attending classes at the University of Minnesota constituted the sample. Ninety-seven taped interviews were obtained for the counselor-subjects in the three phases. Although several methodological questions were answered, no conclusions about the results of this experiment were possible. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech was presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30--September 3, 1968.