ERIC Number: ED308423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
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Development of a Client Profile as a Precursor to Successful Vocational Counselling.
Johannson, Eunice E.; Vellacott, John W.
During a review of counseling services within the Alberta Career Development and Employment Resource Center, a client profile procedure was developed to facilitate accuracy and quality in the identification of client needs during the initial interview. This paper describes this process of assessing the client and building a profile of his or her needs and concerns while simultaneously developing an effective counseling relationship. A review of current literature on the role of interview assessments in effective counseling establishes the need for pragmatic guidelines in developing a client profile. The conceptual framework of the client profile is designed to capture both the generic and more specific characteristics of the clients, and it follows a standard questionnaire format which nevertheless allows for more extensive exploration of clients' characteristics as appropriate. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the response to date from practitioners who have used the profile. References are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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