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ERIC Number: ED176197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May-13
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Modeling Tapes in the Teaching of Interviewing Skills.
Christoff, Karen A.; And Others
Seven of 14 first-year graduate students in Clinical Psychology enrolled in a criterion-referenced self-training course in clinical interviewing were shown a tape of a faculty member or advanced graduate student performing the requisite skills for each of nine modules. Tapes were shown immediately preceding practice of the skills. All students met in groups of three or four with an advanced graduate student or faculty monitor for 90 minutes while practicing the skills for each module. Students received immediate feedback on their performance during these sessions. Students were evaluated on their performance on probe interviews conducted during both the first and last weeks of classes, and they were required to complete a module evaluation form following the completion of each module. Performance and improvement ratings of all students were comparable throughout the semester, the sole excpetion being that students who saw the modeling tapes evidenced a significant decrease in percentage of responses coded as requests for descriptions of covert behavior. The modeling tape group spent significantly more time on the course than the control group. However, they did not rate the time spent as excessive, and they rated the individual modules higher. Providing models who emphasized overt rather than covert behaviors in their interviewing behaviors seemed to fill a gap in the training of behavioral clinicians. It was concluded that modeling tapes should be offered but not required as a part of the course instruction. (Author/PJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A