ERIC Number: ED218543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Three Models of Confrontation Skills Training for Prepracticum Counseling Students.
Beck, Terry F.; Yager, Geoffrey G.
Most research on counselor training programs has focused on the trainee's responsive skills, while little research emphasis has been placed on the trainee's initiative dimensions that pave the way for more systematic action programs to help clients change their behavior. To examine various approaches to teaching one of the initiative skills, i.e., confrontation, 22 prepracticum counselors were assigned to one of three groups: a cognitive self-instructional modeling group, a Carkhuff discrimination/communication group, and a placebo control group. Results indicated that the two groups receiving confrontation rating training outperformed the control group, which merely received a labeling preparation. There were no differences between the self-instructional and communication/discrimination groups on any of the confrontational measures related to the role-played interview. The findings support the use of a behavioral teaching approach in the development of the advanced skill of confrontation. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).