ERIC Number: ED318958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Counseling Supervision: A Possible Relationship between Perceived Training Needs and Language.
Galloway, Rita; And Others
Evaluating the progress of counselor trainees is not a periodic activity for supervisors, but rather an on-going process that is required in order to provide the trainee with appropriate feedback and a plan for future training experiences. This study is a continuation of a program of research examining the supervision and developmental process of counselor trainees. The present study reviews the taxonomy of the intent of language used in counseling and supervision sessions, monitoring changes of one trainee's language throughout a 2-month period. The trainee was a male counseling psychology doctoral student with 2 years of counseling experience and the supervisor was a male with 9 years of counseling supervisory experience. The client was a 50 year-old male with depression. Five counseling and five supervision sessions were videotaped. From transcripts of the sessions the intent of verbal interactions of each sentence were rated. The results suggested responses by a client, counselor/trainee, and supervisor in one relationship across five sessions were consistent. Considerably more work needs to be completed prior to drawing definitive conclusions regarding consistencies, parallel processes, and differences between the counseling and supervision process. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (36th, Dallas, TX, April 12-14, 1990).