ERIC Number: ED185477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Using Social Influence Variables to Evaluate Counselor Trainees: An Applied Study.
Kahnweiler, William M.; Rollin, Stephen A.
The Counselor Rating Form (CRF) and Counseling Evaluation Inventory (CEI) were used in an applied setting to evaluate counselor interns. A sample of 17 counselor trainees conducted two interviews with two internship. After each interview, the trainees rated themselves on the CRF and the clients rated the trainees on both the CRF and CEI. Supervisors rated the trainees on the CRF after viewing videotapes of the counseling sessions with the confederates. Supervisors had previously rated them during trainees' prepracticum course. Results indicated that: (1) supervisor ratings did not increase significantly from prepracticum to internship; (2) there was no significant agreement among client, trainee and supervisor ratings; and (3) there was a significant positive correlation between client CRF and CEI scores. The concurrent validity of the CRF was supported, and holds much promise as a tool in counselor training. However, further research is needed before adapting the CRF as an evaluative instrument. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Counseling Evaluation Inventory; Counselor Rating Form
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980).