ERIC Number: ED234311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Testing: Trends in Masters Level Counseling Training Programs.
Keller, John W.; Piotrowski, Chris
Masters level counseling graduates often provide clinical services in applied settings. To investigate the status of psychodiagnostic testing in masters level counseling (terminal) programs in the United States, all 48 masters level counseling training programs (excluding those with doctoral level training) received a one page questionnaire. Thirty-two questionnaires were returned, for a 67 percent response rate. Results showed that 69 percent of the programs were eclectic in orientation and 22 percent had a humanistic orientation; other theoretical orientations were minimally represented. Projective personality testing was not considered a crucial skill at the masters level. However, one-third of the respondents deemed objective personality assessment and intelligence testing required areas. While 38 percent indicated an increase in objective personality assessment, only 9 percent envisioned an increase in projective techniques. Counselor educators evidenced little faith in the methodological soundness of projective techniques, and favored objective approaches with research credibility. (MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, March 23-26, 1983). For related document, see CG 016 906.