ERIC Number: ED381741
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Publication Date: 1992
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Problem Classification in Counseling.
Klimes, Rudolf E.
Journal of the University of Sahmyook, Seoul, Korea, n24
This paper describes a framework for counselors that will help them classify personal and social problems of clients for base-line and end-line comparisons. Counseling's goal, as presented here, is to help individuals for a lifetime; therapy is not seen as the giving of advice or solutions, but as a teaching process through which clients become both personally responsible and able to solve their problems. This model offers a way to help clients discover the content within themselves while counselors guide them in the selection of the appropriate problem-solving steps and actions. Since counseling focuses on change, a goal is needed for the client. Once a goal is established, then progress toward that goal can be measured and changes that occur over time in the client's classification can be documented and evaluated. The classifications and numerical measurements of the Axis I-V categories of the DSM provide a useful intake base-line and a discharge end-line for the documentation of client problems. The comparison of the base-line and end-line shows the level of the client's progression or regression over a given time. (RJM)
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