ERIC Number: ED034366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Study of the Clinical Acquisition of Behavioral Principles by Videotape Self-Confrontation. Final Report.
Denver Univ., CO.
To determine the effect of videotape self-confrontation as a training device for speech clinicians, 30 students participated in a 12 month study. Ten experimental subjects were assigned to single confrontation, 10 to double confrontation, and 10 were control subjects. Each confrontation subject used a therapy matrix and scored his therapy session as he observed it. Each double confrontation subject was videotaped while completing the same process; he then watched himself watching himself. The student was able to study the sequence of events and the responses of himself and his clients. There was little difference between the single and double confrontation for most students, but for those with relatively poor self concepts significant shifts were made toward higher self esteem in double confrontation. A significant decrease in the number of negative reinforcements used in therapy was noted but there was no difference in the number of positive reinforcements used by the experimental subjects. Tables of findings, implications for the future, and appendixes are included. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO.