ERIC Number: EJ900520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Client Perceptions of Pretreatment Change
Kindsvatter, Aaron; Osborn, Cynthia J.; Bubenzer, Donald; Duba, Jill D.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n4 p449-456 Fall 2010
The authors suggest that when counselors have a rich understanding of pretreatment changes, they are better able to assist clients in capitalizing on such changes. The current study examined client perceptions of pretreatment changes. Thirty-six clients completed Q-sorts pertaining to pretreatment changes they experienced. Four factors pertaining to client perceptions of pretreatment change emerged from the study: problem legitimacy, spiritual resources, ambivalence, and hope. Clinical implications for working with the different pretreatment changes that emerged from this study are discussed.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Religious Factors, Counselors, Measures (Individuals), Psychological Patterns, Counselor Client Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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