E-ISSN : 2733-4538
Recenty there Is an increase of attempts to judge quantitatively and qualitatively the complex interaction between. counselor and client by analyzing the actual counseling process through case study. This article is to review the literatures on the analysis of the counseling process and attempts to prepare a standard for the counseling process research, To begin with five process variables (verbal response modes, overt behaviors, covert behaviors, content and extraJinguistic; physiological behaviors) are considered, and verbal response modes are explained in detail because of attracting more concern. That is, its definition and the reason to attract more interest are touched, and verbal response systems -Porter System, Snyder System, Collier's Scale, Murray's Therapist Verbal Response Mode, Strupp's Multidimensional System, Stile's Verbal Response Mode, and Hill's Counselor (Client) Verbal Response Category System- are reviewed. Finally, methodological problems and research design problems related with studying of the counseling process are explained. That is, the difference between actual counseling conditions and analogue counseling cotnditions, session and segment selection problems, analysis. units, use of transcript, audiotape, videotape, rater selection and training, the level of interrater agreement, and time-limited counseling etc. are reviewed.