ERIC Number: EJ1063144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Meaningful Experiences in the Counseling Process
Sackett, Corrine; Lawson, Gerard; Burge, Penny L.
Professional Counselor, v2 n3 p208-225 2012
Researchers examined the experiences of a counseling session from the perspectives of counselors-intraining (CITs) and clients. Post-session phenomenological interviews were conducted to elicit participants' meaningful experiences, and the analysis revealed both similarities and differences. Researchers found the following themes most meaningful for CITs: Counseling Relationship, Insight, Immediacy, Goals, Emotion, Nonverbals, Transference and Countertransference, and CIT Negotiating the Counseling Process and their Role. Themes of meaningful experiences that emerged for clients include: Counseling Relationship, Insight, Immediacy, Goals, Emotion, and Reflections on Counseling. Implications for counselor education and supervision are described.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Phenomenology, Interviews, Learning Experience, Qualitative Research, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counselor Client Relationship, Participation, Emotional Experience, Nonverbal Communication, Early Experience, Familiarity, Counselor Educators, Masters Degrees, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Two Year College Students, Counseling Objectives
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