ERIC Number: EJ266889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
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Stimulating Therapeutic Change with Directives: An Exploratory Study.
Wright, R. M.; Strong, S. R.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v29 n2 p199-202 Mar 1982
Explored the hypotheses that telling clients exactly what to do stimulates defiance, whereas giving clients a choice stimulates compliance, and that therapeutic change is facilitated by directing clients to maintain undesired behaviors. Supports the conclusion that directives to remain the same are as effective as directives to change. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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