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ERIC Number: ED141730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Monitoring and Follow-up of Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Treatment: A Step Toward Accountable Methods.
Sparta, Steven
Counselors and psychotherapists have a moral obligation and some practical reasons to make demonstrable the effects of their treatments. The followup study is a commonly used method whose use is nevertheless unsystematized. This paper describes a followup study in which the author contacted by telephone and interviewed 11 former clients. He analyzed the results and used them in combination with a review of the literature, to generate ideas about the utility and accuracy of followup studies in general. He stresses the need for repeated, accurate measurements. He warns against the use of generalist treatments on uniform clients, and proposes instead a more basic approach that illumines the treatment process more clearly. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (Los Angeles, California, April 8-11, 1976) ; Some pages may be marginally legible due to print quality of the original document