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The relationship between counsellor interpersonal skills and the core conditions of client-centred counselling

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Gallagher, Mary and Hargie, Owen (1992) The relationship between counsellor interpersonal skills and the core conditions of client-centred counselling. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 5 (1). pp. 3-16. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/09515079208254445

Abstract

The present study aimed to determine whether there was a systematic relationship between Rogers'(1957) core conditions of empathy, acceptance and genuineness, and counsellors' use of specific behaviours or skills which have been isolated for training. Video recordings of 12 counsellors' performance in 'naturalistic' counselling interactions were analysed. Counsellor, client and judges' ratings of the core conditions were obtained. Skill assessment included molar ratings of eight skill areas and molecular measures of 29 behaviours. The results indicated that there were few significant relationships. It is concluded that there is a discrepancy between specification of the skills or behaviours which are thought to communicate the core conditions and those which have been empirically demonstrated to do so. Implications for counsellor training and proposals for future research are discussed.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
ID Code:20181
Deposited By:Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 09:04
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 09:04

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