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 (nŏn′dĭ-rĕk′tĭv, -dī-)
Of, relating to, or being a psychotherapeutic or counseling technique in which the therapist takes an unobtrusive role in order to encourage free expression and problem resolution by the client or patient.
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The HHS has said "nondirective" counseling would be allowed but there has not been clarity on what that means.
Among other harms, the complaint alleges, the new rule unlawfully "gags" certain Title X-funded health care providers by prohibiting them from providing pregnant patients with "nondirective counseling" on all legal options relating to their pregnancies.
Bronstein notes that the proposed regulations alter the rules for referrals when clients seen for family planning are found to be pregnant, permitting, but not requiring, physicians to provide nondirective counseling that can include a discussion of pregnancy termination.
However, "a doctor would be permitted to provide nondirective counseling on abortion." Previously, the regulations permitted "the use of funds for infrastructure building that could be used for abortion services, and [did] not require clear physical and financial separation between Title X activities and abortion-related services."
This point is crucial as its nondirective style makes coaching an empowering experience for clients.
These categories range from what some might describe as nondirective (model and repetition ORs) to writer focused (trial, rewriting, and correcting ORs) to directive (corrective and rewriting ORs).
Asking such questions about our practices can reveal some surprising findings, such as the fact that the default mode of instruction in most writing centers--"nondirective instruction, in which tutors prompt students to come up with the right answers themselves; and a resistance to focusing on grammatical errors"--tends to best serve the needs of privileged students but to "poorly serve female students, minority students, those with low academic standing, and those who grew up speaking a language other than English at home" (Jacobs).
Policymakers and advocates opposed to abortion have long sought to undermine this fundamental standard of care, particularly when it comes to women's right to complete, medically accurate and unbiased information and resources for all of their pregnancy options--often referred to as "nondirective pregnancy options counseling and referral." Specifically, abortion foes aim to force clinicians to inappropriately withhold information about abortion and referral for abortion services.
In nondirective counseling, patients receive information in the clearest and most impartial form possible so that it is they who make their own reproductive decisions.
The other type called nondirective meditation, where you effortlessly focus on your breathing or on a meditation sound, but beyond that the mind is allowed to wander as it pleases.
Invoking Stephen North's maxim of helping writers improve rather than improving a piece of writing, The Oxford Guide concedes that nondirective pedagogy is important but failing to be direct on some points can be harmful.