ERIC Number: ED060496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Categories of Counselors Behavior as Defined from Cross-Validated Factoral Descriptions.
Zimmer, Jules M.; And Others
The intent of the study was to explore and categorize counselor responses. Three separate filmed presentations were shown. Participating with the same client were Albert Ellis, Frederick Perls, and Carl Rogers. At the beginning of each counselor statement, a number was inserted in sequence and remained on the videotape until completion of that counselor statement. Each session was rated by over 600 respondents. They rated each numbered response on an optical scoring sheet using the Stupp Warm-Cold Scale. A further objective of the study was the determination of factors common to all three orientations and those unique to a single orientation. It was possible to develop from the counselor responses two unique styles of counseling-one was labeled as the Reconstructive style and the second as the Analytical Problem-Solving style. Counselors were trained in these two styles and conducted counseling sessions using both styles. Based on the sessions, it was concluded that client behavior varies as a function of counselor style. (RK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Conservation and Development, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.