ERIC Number: EJ490669
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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A Grounded Theory of Counselors' Construal of Success in the Initial Session.
Frontman, Kenneth C.; Kunkel, Mark A.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v41 n4 p492-99 Oct 1994
Counselors (n=69) provided written descriptions of their experience of success in initial counseling session. Grounded theory analysis of descriptions suggested that counselors tend to construe success in initial sessions through collaboration (adherence to desired interactional norms, establishment of rapport, and progress in problem solving) and positive awareness (client display of strengths and counselor self-evaluation of performance). (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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