ERIC Number: ED023131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-29
Reference Count: 0
A Method of Self-Evaluation for Counselor Education. Final Report.
Martin, Donald G.
A pretest-posttest control group design was used to test the value of employing four psychotherapeutic interaction scales for self-evaluation. Self-evaluation of the counselor-offered conditions empathy, positive regard, genuineness and intensity of interpersonal contact during the live counseling sessions of 44 counselors were compared with the supervisor's evaluations of the tape recorded sessions. Findings were: (1) gain in counseling performance was significant on all scales for the experimental group but on only two scales for the control group; (2) the amount of gain for the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control groups on only one scale (Empathy) (this held true for both experienced and inexperienced counselors); (3) counselor/supervisor evaluations showed highly significant concurrent validity; and (4) basic counselor personality orientations such as self-concept strength and defensiveness generally did not affect accuracy of self-evaluation. (AUTHOR)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Accurate Empathy Scale (Truax); Psychotherapeutic Interaction Scales (Truax); Tennessee Self Concept Scale; Therapeutic Conditions Training