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ERIC Number: ED430201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Research Teams in Masters Counseling Programs?
Steward, Robbie J.; Breland, Alfiee; Neil, Douglas; Miller, Matthew
Several ideas are presented as a rationale for the existence of research teams in master's level counseling programs. Research teams provide master's level counseling students with a heightened sense of awareness, value of, and interest in the process of inquiry, development of meaningful research questions, and testing of hypotheses. Students are allowed the opportunity to work closely with faculty in a manner that would not otherwise occur. Productive research team activities that result in professional presentation and/or publications enhance trainees' vitae in a manner that increases their competitiveness for future employment or postgraduate training experiences. Students become aware of the complexity of working collaboratively with colleagues. Participation on research teams enhances students' critical thinking skills by engaging in brainstorming activities around a problem area; hearing multiple perspectives of a problem; honing meaningful research questions; and solving typical research glitches. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance students' self-efficacy by instilling a sense that their work can make a difference in the profession. Research team activities allow for self-evaluation and introspection by the student. This paper describes two models for structuring such training experiences and presents the outcomes of this training opportunity over a 4-year period of implementation. (Contains one table and nine references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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