ERIC Number: ED047206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
An Investigation of the Effect of Conjoint Family Help on Interaction in Antisocial Families.
Golner, Joseph H.
This study identified pertinent dimensions to be emphasized by future "conjoint family help" (CFH) counselors. These CFH's worked with entire families in their homes for an hour on a regular basis. The investigator believed that his objective could be achieved on the basis of his assessment of change in family members as reflected in their implicit statements concerning their own behaviors. These statements were recorded and later were classified according to the investigator's original 12 dimensions by a panel of six independent guidance counselors instructed by the investigator to apply the dimensions. The findings were inconclusive because the judges (counselors) could not adequately verify the investigator's classification of statements and assessment of change. A review of their judgments suggested that the pertinent dimensions could be more reliably selected on the basis of prominence of the dimensions as reflected in the judges' combined ratings. Fifty percent of the pooled judgments of the judges classified the statements in two dimensions between which they were equally distributed: Rejection versus Acceptance of CFH Counselor (denial versus acknowledgement of helping person's interest) and Dehumanization versus Humanization (inability versus ability to express feelings). (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselors, Doctoral Dissertations, Family Counseling, Family Relationship, Investigations, Objectives, Rejection (Psychology)
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis