Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The research paper was designed to study the ability of sighted counselors to counsel blind clients with empathy. While blindness should not pose a difficulty, many sighted counselors do have difficulties working with blind clients. Based on the research done for the study, this problem occurs mainly because of their difficulties in distinguishing empathy from sympathy. A major problem is the counselor's understanding of his/her own feelings about the blind client. Many counselors cannot get beyond the label "blind" and view the total person, not simply the handicap.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of School Administration and Personnel Services
Robert T. Lembke
1 PDF file (50 leaves)
©1982 Mae Porter
Porter, Mae, "Blind clients perceptions of sighted counselor's empathy in the counseling relationships" (1982). Graduate Research Papers. 3139.