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ERIC Number: ED194848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Focusing on the Person: The Attitude Does Make a Difference.
Ward, Donald E.
Teachers, counselors, administrators, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals working in social service agencies have become so specialized that there is very little in common among the various approaches. In order to avoid separation and isolation of these professions and a possible decline in helping effectiveness, the common theme among these professions, i.e., the focus on human beings, must be identified. Theoretical counseling principles and constructs that may be helpful to professional educators and helping personnel include psychic determinism, holistic self-concept, unconditional positive regard, empathy, and Carl Rogers' actualizing tendency. These concepts can be useful in the understanding and establishment of strong facilitative relationships with student and client populations served by school and social service professionals. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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