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ERIC Number: ED083488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 23
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Race As A Counselor-Client Variable in Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Review of the Research.
Harrison, Don K.
This paper reviews and summarizes the findings of studies that examine the effects of race as a counselor-client variable in the counseling relationship. The first major grouping of the paper deals with studies on the preferences, attitudes, satisfactions, depth of self-exploration, and reporting of behavior and language patterns of the client. The studies encompass elementary students, high school students, college students, and adults. The second major grouping of the paper outlines the findings of studies about counselor prejudice and facilitative functioning. The preference, attitudes, and satisfaction expressed by clients with counselors of different race tend to point in the direction of expressed preferences for counselors of the same race, particularly black counselees. The ability of the counselor to communicate empathic understanding appears crucial regardless of racial considerations. The summary statement includes implications for future research, theory, and practice. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Association of Black Psychologists, August, 1973, Detroit, Michigan