ERIC Number: ED439378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Using Video To Link Counseling Theory and Practice.
Carlson, Jon; Kjos, Diane
This paper presents a way to integrate counseling videos into the counseling curriculum and suggests options for continuing education for practicing counselors. Through the use of videotapes, students learn about counseling theory by watching theorists in action and hearing about the theory first hand. Directed study questions, resources for further study, and links to Web pages, all help students gain further knowledge about the theory they are studying. The first series of videos, "Psychotherapy with the Experts," brings together an audience of graduate students and practitioners to meet the expert, view an opening interview, watch a video of the counseling session, and share in a discussion of the theory. The second series of videos, "Family Therapy with the Experts," features 13 family therapists and a number of families considered representative of our society, following the same format as the first series. A study guide accompanies with each video and includes a brief biography of the "expert", a complete transcript of the therapy session, a list of resources for further study, and a 15 question, multiple choice test for continuing education credits. These videos can be used to form the basis for research of use and effectiveness of videos in teaching theory and skills. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: "Relating in a Global Community." Proceedings of the International Conference on Counseling in the 21st Century (7th, Sydney, Australia, December 29-31, 1998); see CG 029 933.