An empirical study of the effects of counseling interaction styles on measures of client change Public Deposited

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  • This study examined the effects upon therapeutic outcomes resulting from different verbal interaction styles of counselors during shortterm therapy. The literature search revealed a lack of research regarding client change and counselor verbal interaction styles. The review provide relevant information regarding counseling and client change. However, because of the lack of prior outcome studies regarding client therapeutic change and different verbal interactive styles on the part of counselors, the issues regarding this relationship were explored. The independent (treatment) variable included eleven characteris tics of counselors as measured by a semantic differential instrument which was also used to establish interrater reliability. The dependent (change) variable was measured by ten subscales of the Personal Orientation Inventory. Twenty-four subjects from the clientelle of eight counselors provided the outcome data for this study. Multiple two-tailed t-tests of significance were processed to determine the high- and lowinteractive group comparisons. A Spearman Rank Order Correlation Matrix and a series of t-tests were used to treat the data from the three outside raters who evaluated counselor traits on the 11-item semantic differential instrument. The Null Hypothesis that no significant differences could be shown to separate clients who participated in therapy programs of different counseling interactive styles was rejected. Results of the study were discussed, and recommendations for further research were suggested regarding the counseling relationship and process.
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