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ERIC Number: ED348845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Interpretations and Explanations in Discourse: Modes of Advising in Family Planning.
Candlin, C.; Lucas, J.
A study investigates the roles and frames of reference of a family planning counselor as she offers information and counsel to her client and examines the implications for the training of counselors. First, the ideology of family planning counseling is discussed, focusing on the counselor's need to find an appropriate place on the counseling continuum between (1) intervention and (2) preservation of freedom of choice. The roles of counselor and client are then examined in this context. Areas of concern in the counselor-client interaction and procedures for interpreting them are outlined. The counselor's efforts to negotiate place on the counseling continuum are analyzed, using excerpts of an interview in which the relationship of smoking and contraception is the topic. Specific advising strategies are noted. It is proposed that the information gathered can be used to instruct counselors in strategies for shifting the counseling frame of reference along the continuum, through development of training models and instructional and assessment materials. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Meara, Paul, Ed. Spoken Language. Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (Edinburgh, Scotland, September 1985); see FL 020 441.