Towards an interpretive model of the client-consultant interaction
The previous discussion showed that the three existing models of the client-consultant relationship provide some valuable contributions in explaining the interaction between clients and consultants. It was suggested that these contributions could be very helpful for a better understanding of this relationship when the different assumptions regarding the characteristics of the client-consultant relationship, as well as the different forms of interaction that the single models emphasize, are related to different types of client problems. At the same time, it was argued that all of these models have important shortcomings and do not account for the multifaceted and complex nature of the client-consultant interaction.
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