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ERIC Number: ED099744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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A Short-Term Delivery Model for Counseling Services.
Knott, J. Eugene
The author discusses a short-term delivery model which forms the essential mode of operation at the counseling center at Rhode Island College. He prefaces his discription of the model by indicating that not all clients, problems or counselors are amenable to this short-term approach. There are three steps or elements in the delivery model: 1) exposition and diagnosis; 2) contracting and implementation; and 3) evaluation and termination. Intake interviews are not utilized with this model; the client engages in the actual counseling process during his first visit. During this initial, and often lengthy, session there is an attempt to arrive at the fullest possible exposition and diagnosis of the client's concern. The model is basically a problem-solving paradigm and the emphasis is on setting some appropriate goals and contracting for the papameters of the counseling relationship. Time between sessions is utilized by carrying out specific tasks, similar to "approximating behaviors." The third and last phase of the delivery model involves making a joint evaluation of the contractual outcomes and arriving at termination. The author concludes by discussing the merits of the program. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Presented at American College Personnel Association Convention (2nd, Cleveland, Ohio, April 1973)