Client response modes and session outcome in counseling interviews

Han Jong Lee*, Shinobu Nomura

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    This study examined client response modes in 27 one-session counseling interviews with volunteer student clients. The sessions that yielded better outcomes were associated with low proportions of client recounting, which involves clients providing statements on factual information in a storytelling style, and high proportions, of client response modes, which indicate an exploration of feelings, thoughts and behaviors, insight into problems, and a problem-solving attitude. Thereafter, client response modes were examined in conjunction with counselor interventions in the previous speaking turn using a sequential analysis. This analysis revealed that the occurrences of client response modes were not random but rather influenced by the antecedent counselor interventions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)578-586
    Number of pages9
    JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • Client response modes
    • Counselor intervention
    • Session outcome

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General


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