ERIC Number: ED032602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Sophistication in Counselor Self-Understanding and Perceived Effectiveness.
Gump, Larney R., Jr.
Counselor self-understanding as a vital factor in counseling is universally supported in the literature and by professional organizations. However, several practicing school counselors stated that they did not relate their self-understanding to their work as counselors. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of classifying counselors as Sophisticated or Naive with respect to self-awareness, and to obtain counselor and client ratings of effectiveness. The polarization model of so classifying counselors is not complete; a continuum model might be more reliable. Clients of naive counselors rated their counselors higher in counseling effectiveness than did clients of sophisticated counselors. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.
Note: This article is based on a doctoral dissertation submitted under the supervision of George R. Hudson, to Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania