Verbal Interaction of Professional and Peer Led Group Counselling Sessions

  • Mary Alice Julius Guttman

Abstract

Four counsellors were randomly assigned to lead four counselling groups for the duration of eight sessions during a three-day retreat of an adolescent student organization. Counsellors were classified into two groups according to their counselling status: professional and peer. An analysis of the verbal interactions of the sessions between groups indicates significant differences on the Hill Interaction Matrix HIM-G measures. Groups led by professional counsellors were more therapeutic, risk oriented, work oriented and less socially oriented than groups led by peer counsellors.
How to Cite
Guttman, M. A. J. (1). Verbal Interaction of Professional and Peer Led Group Counselling Sessions. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 23(1). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/59536
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