ERIC Number: EJ878730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Metaphor as an Instrument for Orchestrating Change in Counselor Training and the Counseling Process
Robert, Tracey; Kelly, Virginia A.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n2 p182-188 Spr 2010
The authors explore the use of metaphors as a training tool for beginning counselors for enhancing client case conceptualization, counselor-client relationships, and intervention strategies. The history of the use of metaphors in counseling, several definitions, and a case study are presented. The authors discuss intentional use of metaphors with students in training and with clients. How to introduce the use of metaphors into counselor training and practice is also included.
Descriptors: Intervention, Figurative Language, Counselor Training, Counselor Client Relationship, Case Studies, Definitions, Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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