ERIC Number: ED193568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-11
Reference Count: 0
Clinical Application of the Personality Priorities and the Stereo Balance Technique.
Nield, John B.
A counseling technique which can be used in a clinical or educational setting with middle school to older adult students to help them understand the concept of the number one priority is a component of Adlerian lifestyle assessments of individual strengths and weaknesses. It is called the stereo-balance technique and its components focus on: (1) the perception of a weakness as an overextension of a strength; (2) the need for self-adjustment in order to maintain a personality balance; (3) the identification of personal priorities; and (4) the perception of positive and negative resources. Lists of positive and negative resources, paralleled with their four prioritites, i.e., pleasing, comfort, control, and superiority, enable counselors to help clients develop their own priorities and resources. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (28th, Amherst, MA, June 13-17, 1980).