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ERIC Number: ED097589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Are Effective Counselors Made or Born? A Critical Review.
DeCsipkes, Robert A.; And Others
The purpose of this review was to investigate the relationship between counselor characteristics and reports of effectiveness. The theoretical position appears to focus on two opposing views. The humanists emphasize the influence of intuition, genuineness, and spontaneity, while the behaviorists place importance on technique, analysis of procedure, and research. This review grouped each study according to its criterion of effectiveness. Generally, the results were viewed as disappointing, often contradictory, and only tentative. Specifically, the findings indicated that the focus of research should shift from the personality of the counselor to particular behaviors, skills, or interactions. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)