ERIC Number: ED301818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
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Generalizability of Effectiveness Ratings for Counselors and Their Supervisors.
Wilson, F. Robert; Yager, Geoffrey G.
It is common for supervisors to evaluate their supervisees with a rating form. Despite the importance of supervisor ratings to the training of counselors and therapists, very little attention has been devoted to the overall reliability (generalizability) of these ratings. This study examined the generalizability of supervisor ratings of counselors-in-training. Participants included 23 counselor trainees enrolled in a masters level prepracticum course and 9 doctoral-level counseling supervisors. Ratings of counselor and supervisor effectiveness were collected through the use of the Counselor Effectiveness Scale. At the beginning of the term, practicum trainees were randomly assigned to supervisors. Each prepracticum counselor audiotaped a counseling session with a volunteer client on each of 6 weeks. Within a week following each counseling session, counselors met with their supervisors for a 60 minute supervision session. Following each supervision session, the supervisor rated the effectiveness of the counselor, and the counselor rated the effectiveness of the supervisor. Generalizability analyses were performed. Results showed generalizability of supervisor's ratings of counselor effectiveness were affected more by the number of occasions on which the counselor was rated than by the length of the rating instrument. Similar findings were observed for counselor ratings of supervisor effectiveness. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (St. Louis, MO, October 7-10, 1988).