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ERIC Number: ED070010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 10
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Steps Toward Outcome Criteria in Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Thompson, Andrew; Miller, Adam
A criterion system based on client perspective was developed to appraise the effects of counseling. There were four subject samples: (1) 142 clients seen for individual counseling during 1967-68; (2) 42 clients counseled during 1969-70; (3) 17 clients seen for group counseling; and (4) 60 respondents to a letter asking for volunteers. The instruments used were a goals checklist which contained a broad range of personal goals, and a follow-up questionnaire mailed to each subject. Clients marked their goals on the checklist, were counseled, and later reported by the questionnaire significant events indicating progress toward their goals. Interjudge agreement on classification of the questionnaire responses into 29 categories exceeded 85%. Goals and questionnaire categories ranged from general attitudes to specific behaviors. The system is discussed in terms of its potential usefulness, validity, and versatility. (Author/BW)
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