ERIC Number: EJ1073077
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Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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A One-Size Relationship Stance Does Not Fit All: Customisation of the Counselling Relationship
Hatchett, Gregory T.
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v18 n2 p210-218 Dec 2008
Many counsellor education programs require students to undergo intensive training in basic interpersonal skills, such as reflection and summarisation. Not only has research failed to demonstrate the value of such skills in improving client outcomes, but the nondirective counselling philosophy upon which many of the programs are based may be incompatible with the needs and expectations of many clients. This article reviews the research evidence underlying these training programs and then provides both counsellors and counsellor educators with alternative ideas about developing productive relationships with a diverse clientele.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Interpersonal Competence, Counselor Qualifications, Program Effectiveness, Counselors, Counselor Educators, Counseling Techniques
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