Directive vs. Nondirective Counseling

Williamson, E. G.
January 1951
Education Digest;Jan1951, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p34
The article presents a reprint of the article "Directive vs. nondirective counseling," by E.G. Williamson, which appeared in the October 1950 issue of the "California Journal of Secondary Education". In this article, the author compares directive and nondirective counseling. The author is concern with developmental counseling which takes place in an educational institution dedicated to helping the individual grow and learn to become a working and effective member of a democratic society. The author provides an example of a case history of an individual who had been given nondirective counseling in vocational guidance. A counselor is one who by professional and personal growth, has come to know something about the human personality. However, she should not impose her insights on the student. She should help the student develop his own insights to help his own life adjustments.


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