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ERIC Number: ED169104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
First Step in Validating a Concerns Model for Counselor Education.
Thompson, B.; And Others
Counselor Trainees completed the author's Counselor's Foci Checklist. This rating scale explores seven concerns in the counseling profession: (1) clarifying roles; (2) understanding counseling theories; (3) being firm with clients; (4) being liked by clients; (5) being respected by professionals; (6) developing empathic listening skills; and (7) facilitating client growth. A concern is defined as a perceived need for professional growth. To establish validity of the checklist, results were analyzed using a principal components procedure. Results indicated a substantial correspondence between the structure of the counseling students' concerns, and the hypothesized structure of these concerns; furthermore, the checklist can be used to group students by their concerns. Findings have both theoretical and practical implications for counselor education. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Counselors Foci Checklist
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)