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ERIC Number: EJ1016669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Counseling Skills Pre-Practicum Training at Guidance and Counseling Undergraduate Programs: A Qualitative Investigation
Aladag, Mine
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v13 n1 p72-79 Win 2013
This study was aimed to describe counseling skills pre-practicum training at guidance and counseling undergraduate programs in Turkey. A descriptive study was conducted based upon qualitative data. The research group of this study consisted of 11 guidance and counseling undergraduate programs voluntarily participate into study. The Survey Form developed by the researcher and consisted of 10 open-ended questions was used. A content analysis was carried out. The results showed that undergraduate programs mostly aimed to teach therapeutic conditions and reflection of content/feeling skills in the course; did not use a counseling skills training program as a base and mostly used instruction method to teach counseling skills; and implemented paper-pencil tests to assess counseling skills. Teaching basic counseling skills and developing professional identity and self-efficacy were mostly emphasized as an importance of course for counselor education. One of the main problems of undergraduate programs regarding pre-practicum counseling skills training course was excessive number of students. In the light of results, it could be stated that the counseling skills pre-practicum training was not conducted in a qualitative manner within the scope of counselor education in Turkey. The results were discussed regarding counseling skills training and counselor education and suggestions were provided.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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