Accession Number : ADP004094

Title :   Interpersonal Touch in a Counseling Interview: Physical Contact has Positive Effects,

Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Whitcher,S. J.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In recent years, nonverbal behaviors have received increased attention from researchers interested in variables that may influence a client's progress in therapy and counseling. It is interesting to note that within the general nonverbal literature and in the counseling and therapy literature, certain nonverbal modalities such as eye contact and interpersonal distance have received a lot of research attention while others, particularly touch, have hardly been studied at all.

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Counseling, Touch, Methodology, Psychotherapy, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE