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Foskett, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Presents the highlights of the 2000 symposium on guidance, psychotherapy and counseling in Great Britain. The picture emerged of professionally dominated enterprises in which the client's point of view is obscure. Explores why this is the case and how the client's perspective can reinforce the political as well as the therapeutic value of…
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Jonathan – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1999
Reviews recent developments that have raised questions about the distinctiveness of guidance and whether its practice can be separated from that of related professions. Suggests that a distinctive position may be found by an examination of certain key features of guidance practice, such as the role of information. (Author/GCP)
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Guidance, Guidance Objectives, Information Needs
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Tudor, Keith; Worrall, Mike – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
Discusses Carl Rogers' definitions of congruence, and identifies four specific requirements for the concept and practice of therapeutic congruence. Examines the interface between congruence and the other necessary and sufficient conditions of change, drawing on examples from practice. (JPS)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Congruence (Psychology), Counselor Client Relationship, Counselors
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Kell, Chris – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1999
States that when counselors join a multi-disciplinary team the variety of attitudes towards confidentiality is often not made explicit. Questions how counselors can protect the patient, and themselves, within a team approach to medical care. Contends that corporate ideology is the main variable affecting the integration of a confidential…
Descriptors: Accountability, Confidentiality, Cooperation, Counselor Client Relationship
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Van Deurzen, Emmy – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1999
Briefly considers the complex issues of counselors' intervention in their clients' moral decision-making. Suggests that it is not helpful to avoid dealing with dilemmas by retaining a neutral position and that common-sense-based interventions can be harmful rather than helpful. Recommends a more thorough examination of philosophical and moral…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Training, Decision Making
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Lokare, V. G. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1993
Behavioral therapy has left unanswered questions related to the role of the counselor as a variable in the counselor-client relationship. The client's views of the personality and values systems of the therapist are likely to influence outcomes of treatment. Discusses theoretical views in relation to practical problems encountered in clinical…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Beliefs, Client Attitudes (Human Services), Counselor Attitudes