ERIC Number: ED232071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Internal Dialogue in Counseling: Research in Training Counselors and Other Helping Professions.
Kurpius, DeWayne J.; Froehle, Thomas C.
The potential influence of cognitive-behavioral theory on counselor preparation is an important aspect to consider in training counselors and therapists. To determine the effects of self-instruction and the knowledge of how to develop a clinical hypothesis on master's degree counselor trainees, two studies were conducted. In the first study, entry level counselor trainees completed a counseling questionnaire and were assigned to one of four treatment conditions on the basis of their responses: self-instruction strategy only; clinical hypothesis knowledge only; a combination of both self-instruction and clinical hypothesis knowledge; and placebo control. Participants in each condition observed a six-frame videotape of a client problem and, during pauses between each frame, received live instruction in self-instruction strategy or the elements of clinical hypothesis formulation. Next, participants applied the learned skills between pauses in viewing an eight-frame videotape. In study 2, high-level graduate students proceeded exactly as in study 1 except for receiving written instructions. Data analyses of the responses of participants in all conditions is yet to be performed. Earlier pilot studies, however, suggest significant gains for each treatment condition. (The appendices provide transcripts of both the eight- and six-frame videotapes, the thought listing instrument, the counseling questionnaire, and the instructional scripts for the self-instructional strategy and the hypothesis formulation.) (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).