ERIC Number: ED033396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Instruction-Simulation in Counselor Education: Its Use and Effectiveness.
Delaney, Daniel J.
This study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of an instruction-simulation video tape in training counselor candidates to use counselor-tacting response leads (CTRL). A CTRL is a counselor response which is intended to help the client to be more specific about what he is saying. Subjects were four post-master's degree students enrolled in a practicum in counseling. Subjects responded to 20 isolated client responses, participated in a 10 minute instructional treatment; then responded to 20 more client response cuts. The data support the proposition that exposure to the video tape had a significant effect on the counselor's tendency to use CTRLS. With respect to the counselor's responses to the actual video tape, there were significantly more CTRL's during the post instruction simulated situations than during the preinstruction simulated situations. The data further suggest that these learning effects generalize to actual counseling situations. More CTRL's occurred in post instruction counseling situations than in preinstructional counseling situations. Finally, the use of these responses does not appear to hinder the development of other important counselor behaviors, and may actually facilitate their development. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969