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ERIC Number: ED439322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 7
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Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Counselor through the Application of Mediated Learning Experience.
Falik, Louis H.
The complex interpersonal process that makes up counseling includes dimensions of interviewing skill, assessing the present concerns of the client, understanding dynamics of behavior and change, and the employment of a repertoire of techniques and appropriate interventions. This complexity requires integration, either explicitly in a theoretical or methodological context or at an implicit functional level. This paper proposes an integrative model that is constructed to help train the beginning counselor, as well as more experienced counselors and therapists, to utilize the essential elements of the process, and to apply a flexible and relevant repertoire of skills to formulate appropriate responses. The model identifies the integrated conditions of the therapeutic process that need to be systematically accounted for to create change, and a bridging mechanism to connect specific process skills to the desired therapeutic change objectives. The mechanism for this change is mediated learning experience (MLE). The paper argues that integrating MLE criteria with the dimensions of the counseling process holds promise of enabling counselors to better understand therapeutic interactions, and to plan appropriate responses and interventions in a systematic and effective manner. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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