ERIC Number: ED174925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Defining and Researching the Personal-Emotional Development of a Counselor Trainee.
Hummel, Thomas J.
Skills training, personal-emotional development, and cognitive development are areas of importance in counselor training and education. Emotion, defined as the counselor's experiencing a strong feeling accompanied by physiological activity and the interruption, however momentary, of the counselor's ongoing cognition, is a critical factor in counselor-client interaction. Although some may object to this view of empathic responding as a skill which requires no emotional response on the part of the counselor, empathic responding in and of itself is not taken as a necessary indication of counselor emotion because of the operationalization of empathic responding in terms of rating scales and models for training which can be learned by trainees. Thus, counselor personal-emotional development is appropriately defined as a generalized change of the individual's internal feelings from ones which characteristically inhibit behavior consistent with the values and ethics of the counseling profession to ones which are productive and consistent with professional values and ethics. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Counselors, Emotional Development, Emotional Response, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Individual Development, Interaction Process Analysis, Physiology, Psychological Patterns, Responses, Skill Development, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)