ERIC Number: ED050356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
[The Development of Effective Counselors in Terms of Counselor Performance.]
Hart, Gordon M., Jr.
In this study a group of graduate students in counseling courses were randomly placed in an experimental group and were trained to be open-minded in their attitudes. They were compared with a randomly selected control group who received no training. During a 10-week period, subjects in the experimental group completed 8 written exercises, and corresponded by mail with the experimenter regarding them. At the end of the experimental period, all subjects were evaluated by written attitude tests and by measures of their performance with a coached client in a 45-minute counseling session. Results showed that the trained subjects were significantly higher on the 3 performance measures. No differences were found on the written attitude measures. The levels attained by those briefly trained subjects were comparable to or higher than levels attained by advanced graduate students and counselors in the field. Implications are that the brief training (which was an indirect form of counseling) was effective. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Carkhuff Empathy Scale; Hart Counselor Response Scale
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971