ERIC Number: ED059512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Reality Index of Counseling Practices in an Urban Setting. Experience vs. Inexperience: The Story of Counselor Sophistication.
The first of these two papers discusses the problems faced by practicum students in a newly-created counseling program at Louisiana State University. In an effort to provide a broader background, students were placed in community agencies during the summer months. Bi-weekly seminars kept each candidate abreast of the activities of the others. Recommendations were that revisions in academic course content were necessary, as well as closer supervision during placement. The second paper presents results of studies in which the Inventory of Counseling Practices was used in conjunction with the IPAT Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire. The basic difference in the studies was the factor of experience. Implications of these results for the training of counselors were considered. Particular emphasis was given to the role personality plays in defining later choices of counseling behavior. The overall conclusion drawn from the data was that counselor educators should more carefully screen their students in order to select people willing to become involved with their clients. From that point, counselor educators must help their students develop the skills they will need to work effectively with their clients. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., New Orleans.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association convention, Atlantic City, N. J., April 4-8, 1971