College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP)
Research findings to the present have indicated the responsive and initiative dimensions to be important in the therapeutic process in influencing positive outcome; yet, investigators of current therapeutic approaches have not discussed how these dimensions might be integrated into their particular orientation. Therefore, a review of the literature investigating emphasis on the responsive and initiative dimensions in the major theoretical approaches seems warranted. This procedure involves superimposing Carkhuff’s theoretical model, developed for facilitation of therapeutic outcome, upon certain of the therapeutic approaches.
Pierce, Lynda M., "Investigation of the Responsive and Initiative Dimensions in the Client-Therapist Relationship in Gestalt and Behavior Therapy" (1977). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 673.