ERIC Number: ED034279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-30
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Professional and Subprofessional Counselors Using Group Desensitization and Insight Procedures. Final Report.
Neuman, Donald R.
This study compared the effects of professional and subprofessional counselors using group insight and group desensitization techniques with high and low imagery arousal test anxious college students. Two professional and two subprofessional counselors met with groups of three students for five interviews to administer insight and desensitization treatments. Dependent variables included the S-R Inventory of Anxiousness, Test Anxiety Inventory, Observers' Checklist, Test Anxiety Rating Scale, Pulse Rate, Thayer-Deactivation Checklist, Therapists' Ratings, and Client Ratings. High and low imagery arousal subjects were categorized by degree of reported physiological anxiety when certain situations were imagined when administered the Imagery Arousal Inventory. The major conclusions of the study were: (1) Group desensitization methods caused a significantly greater decrease in mean change scores than group insight procedures. (2) Groups led by subprofessional counselors were in general as effective as groups led by professional counselors. (3) High imagery arousal subjects did not show a significantly greater decrease in change scores when compared with low imagery arousal subjects. (4) Experimental groups showed a significant decrease in mean change scores on all of the criterion measures when compared to control groups (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Coll., CA.