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Re-evaluation Counseling (RC) is a growth and awareness process that focuses on repressive forces in clients’ lives that have created unresolved distress. RC is often referred to as co-counseling because of its emphasis on the egalitarian and bidirectional relationship between the counselor and the client. Simply stated, the roles of the counselor and the client are interchangeable, with each person functioning in both roles; the underlying premise is that people can learn to help one another. Thus, basic counseling skills such as active listening and reflection of feeling are important points of emphasis for the person acting in the counselor role. From an RC perspective, negative behaviors are considered socially generated stressors that can be eliminated through the process of discharge. The idea of discharge ...

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