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ERIC Number: ED263478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 106
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Perspectives on Process: The Microanalysis of a Single Counseling Session. Papers presented at a Symposium of the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (93rd, Los Angeles, California, August 23-27, 1985).
Lichtenberg, James W.; And Others
This document contains six papers from a symposium on counseling process research which offer the application of multiple research perspectives and analysis of a common data set. Analyses of two interviews from a single counseling case include lag analysis of relational control, the investigation of topic control, discourse analysis of the interaction, information theory analysis of the structure of the interaction, and analysis of the attributional changes and interpersonal strategies occurring during the sessions. "A Structural Analysis of Counseling Interaction" by James W. Lichtenberg analyzes two sessions' talk with a coding scheme that orients the coder to locate evidence of relational control in the counselor and client utterances. "Interactive Counseling Discourse as Social Control: Stochastic Analysis and Microanalysis" by Myrna L. Friedlander and Susan D. Phillips analyzes the sessions' talk by administering some of the categories of the Discourse Activity Analysis System and the stochastic tests of stability and predictability of talk sequences. "An Examination of Topic Control in Counseling" by Terence J. Tracey analyzes the sessions by administering a coding scheme consisting of topic initiation and topic following. "A Descriptive and Lag Analysis of Relational Control in Counseling" by Laurie Heatherington analyzes the talk by using the coding scheme provided by the Relational Communication Control Coding System categories and the procedures of a lag sequential analysis. "Influence in Counseling: Content and Relationship" by Charles D. Claiborn analyzes the sessions by administering a modification of the Interpersonal Communication Rating Scale categories. The final paper "On Getting Closer to a Description of the Actual Events in Counseling: Discussant Remarks" by Michael J. Patton, provides a summary of the papers presented and poses some relevant questions for further consideration. (NRB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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