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ERIC Number: ED264478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-17
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Practicum Supervision with vs. without Audio Tapes.
Barkley, William M.; And Others
Although audio tapes have been used in the supervision of counselor trainees for many years, there is no clear empirical evidence to support this practice. To examine the impact of audio tapes on the supervision of counselor trainees, 10 practicum graduate students were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Group A received 6 weeks of supervision using audio tapes of students' counseling sessions, followed by 6 weeks of supervision without tapes. The order of type of supervision was reversed for Group B. The same faculty member supervised both groups. All students turned in audio tapes at 5-week intervals. Tapes were rated by a blind rater using a 5-point Global Rating Scale. Students completed an 18-item instrument measuring their satisfaction with supervision. The results revealed no support for the hypotheses that supervision with audio tapes would result in higher global ratings or higher satisfaction scores than supervision without audio tapes. It would be inappropriate to eliminate the use of audio tapes in supervising practicum students on the basis of these findings. If the results of this study are consistent in replications, however, the implications for practicum supervision are apparent. Supervisors would have greater flexibility in developing alternative modes of supervision by using the time required by tapes in other ways. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A