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ERIC Number: ED040447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 15
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The Effects of Counselor Response Upon the Premature Termination of Clients.
Dupre, Robert W.
The response made by the counselor and the degree of interpersonal relationship, which he involves himself, is important in determining whether the client returns to counseling or whether he terminates prematurely. An analysis of 44 interviews, 22 of which led to premature termination on the part of the client, revealed an astoundingly different pattern of counselor responses to which the two groups were exposed. Clients who completed counseling were exposed to counselors who were active, empathetic, confronting, concrete, and positive. Counselors of the groups who terminated early were passive, detached, unempathetic, and negative. The over-all difference in response pattern for the two groups yielded a Mahalanobis D-square of 107.94 which was significant at the .001 level of confidence. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana Polytechnic Inst., Ruston.