Sandhu D S, Reeves T G, Portes P R: Cross-cultural counseling and neurolinguistic mirroring with native American adolescents.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development 21(2): 106-118, 1993.
Abstract: Examined the effects of neurolinguistic mirroring vs nonmirroring of selected nonverbal behaviors on empathy, trustworthiness, and positive interaction in a cross-cultural setting among 60 Choctaw male adolescents (aged 14-19 yrs) and 2 White female counselors. Ss were videotaped during counseling sessions and were then administered the Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory (BLRI) and the Counselor Rating Form. There were significant mirroring effects on the empathy scale of the BLRI. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1993 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)