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ERIC Number: ED074389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 10
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The Discrimination Model: A Practical Paradigm for the Demonstration of Accountability.
Ward, Donald E.
The utility of the discrimination model for counselor training, selection of techniques, and research is in the identification of definitive and measurable client interview behaviors, which may be viewed as "enabling outcomes." Eventually, it is hoped that use of specific counselor verbal response classes will result in predictable changes in the client's verbal interview behavior, which will then result in the readiness of the client to select specific behaviors for use in the real world outside of counseling. By examining what is involved when the client takes what he has learned about himself or what he has learned to do for himself and applies this knowledge to better manage the contingencies of day-to-day living, the questions of relevancy as well as accountability in counseling are faced. Finally, by bringing into focus the relationship between the counselor's behaviors and the outcomes of counseling, it is possible to help trainees to recognize that they do have immediate and observable effects upon their clients. (Author/SES)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention (New Orleans, Louisiana February 25-March 1, 1973)