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ERIC Number: ED056325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 8
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On Becoming a Consultant.
Burke, Miriam G.
The author discursively shares her personal story in becoming a consultant, primarily to university-related care-givers. Consultation is defined as helping the consultee to maximize his potential in his work role by assisting him to more effective and efficient use of his own initiative, perception and resources. The author explains her innovative attempts to get a feeling for what a competent, effective consultant experiences. More than once, she mentions consultee resistance to real learning and insists that an accepting and trusting climate is crucial in consultative relationships. Being also a psychotherapist, the author elaborates on the subtle but important reorientations which her role as consultant demanded. She proposes, for the consultant, that professional knowledge be used selectively and specifically to deal with the consultee's expressed needs. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Annual Convention (20th, Atlantic City, N.J., April 4-8, 1971)