ERIC Number: ED204689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Cognitive Self-Instructional Modeling Training in Counseling Prepracticum.
Yager, Geoffrey G.; Beck, Terry F.
Several approaches have been used to teach basic counseling skills to beginning trainees. A cognitive self-instructional modeling approach was employed with a student pre-practicum class. The treatment group (N=9) received 6 hours of training by observing counselor models, formulating their helping responses aloud, practicing the asking of focused questions to themselves, and fading out overt thinking in favor of totally covert cognitive activity. The control students (N=9) received equivalent training time on relevant, but unrelated, materials. Two counseling sessions with coached clients served as the assessment of the developing skills. The first role-play occurred immediately following the six-hour treatment; the second assessment was two weeks later after both treatment and control groups had received additional cognitive self-instructional training. The treatment group performed higher in empathy and was more relevant than the control group in their responses on the immediate post-test. No anxiety differences were found between groups. Results of the second post-test indicated that the additional treatment had brought both groups to an equivalent level of responding. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).