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ERIC Number: ED036818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 16
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Philosophical Position and Counseling.
Ryan, Charles W.; Butzow, John
The purpose of this study was to answer the following questions: (1) Does the Ames Philosophical Belief Inventory (APBI) assess the philosophical position of counselor trainees?; (2) Are counselor trainees' behavior in practicum sessions consistent with their philosophical positions?; and (3) Are the philosophical positions of counselor educators consistent with the descriptions by their students? The APBI was administered to 24 students in a counseling practicum and to six members of the staff. Audio tapes of counseling sessions for each student were submitted for analysis of philosophical position. Each student was also interviewed. Results indicated: (1) the high degree of agreement between the students' APBI scores and verbalized (interview) philosophical position suggests the APBI accurately assessed philosophical positions of 20 trainees; (2) little difference exists between measured philosophical position and counseling behavior; and (3) faculty scores are not consistent with student perceptions. Further research will be aimed at determining if counselor educators are important variables causing students to shift their philosophical positions. (EK)
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Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.