CLIENT 1: A computer program which simulates client behavior in an initial interview

Thomas J. Hummel, James W. Lichtenberg, Warren F. Shaffer

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Presents details of CLIENT 1 in which, through interaction with the counselor, a programed client progresses toward the goal of verbalizing a specific problem statement. Client movement is a function of the simulated variables: threat value of counselor and client statements, strength of the relationship, and an index of counselor competence. The simulation project is valuable as a means of training and evaluation in counselor education and in studying counselor cognitive processes. The program, written in FORTRAN IV, also provides an opportunity to test the sufficiency of an explicit set of theoretical constructs for explaining client behavior. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-169
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of counseling psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1975


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