ERIC Number: ED472956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Practicum in Counseling: A New Training Model.
Cuccaro, Carlo; Casey, Jean M.
This study examines the effectiveness of a new counseling practicum training model, which was developed as part of a Professional Development School (PDS) program. Unlike the traditional counseling practicum, the college instructor and graduate students worked together in a school setting one day a week. All supervision was provided on-site and the students were given immediate feedback on their counseling strategies and skills. The study examined what differences, if any, existed in student and classroom teachers' perceptions of the PDS practicum versus the traditional practicum experience. Findings concluded that students in the PDS practicum were significantly more positive about their experience than those in the traditional settings. Results from teacher surveys did not reveal significant differences between practicum settings. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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