Effect of counselor expectations on alcoholic recovery.

Leake G.J., King A.S.Alcohol Health & Research World: 1977, 1, p. 16–22. Could negativity about the recovery chances of disadvantaged drinkers become self-fulfilling prophecies? This hidden gem study from the late ’70s suggests they can, and that bolstering counsellors’ expectations promotes commitment to treatment and recovery among the least promising of clients. Summary Published in …

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