ERIC Number: ED124839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Specific Skills Training Upon Counselor Effectiveness Within the Counseling Practicum.
Wagner, Duke E.
The purpose of this study was to: (1) develop and implement training modules designed to change appropriately certain counseling skills among students enrolled in the counseling practicum; (2) assess the effect of the training modules on certain counseling skills of students; and (3) investigate the effects of modular skill training during the counseling practicum on certain general measures of counseling effectiveness. Experimental and control groups were compared. Measures used were subjects' videotaped role plays; audiotaped counselor sessions; and supervisor self and client ratings. Doctoral students rated the skill acquisition and global effectiveness. The skills training program was expected to show that the counseling practicum students trained in four selected counseling skills would demonstrate a significantly greater gain in these skills than students in the conventional counseling practicum. Also, the researcher expected that practicum students trained in the specific skills approach would demonstrate significantly greater counseling effectiveness on selected global measures than students in the conventional counseling practicum. The results of this study warrant further research concerning the implementation of systematic skills training for counseling practicum students. (Author/NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 1976)