ERIC Number: ED043909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Vs. Non-Behavioral Counseling: The Interview Process.
Goodwin, Dwight L.
This paper contrasts the behavioral and non-behavioral approaches to counseling, particularly the interview process. A brief discussion of basic theoretical assumptions is included. In behavioral counseling, the relationship can best be characterized as collaboration, and unlike non-behaviorists, the behavioral counselor can assist his client to acquire the needed skills necessary to function more adaptively in his surroundings. In the assessment process, behavioral counseling, in contrast to traditional techniques, is data oriented in that it provides a baseline against which both client and counselor can evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts toward change and can decide on the methods which work best. Behaviorists then direct their attention to the antecedent events in the environment which may have served as cues for the problem behavior. Based on this analysis, the client and counselor can plan specific changes in the environment. The final step is the evaluation of the therapeutic effectiveness by observing changes in the rate of the target behavior. (KJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Theories, Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Counselor Role, Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Interviews
Dwight L. Goodwin, San Jose State College, Department of Psychology, 125 S. Seventh Street, San Jose, California 95114. (No price is quoted.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara Unified School District, CA.; San Jose State Coll., CA.; American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1969