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ERIC Number: EJ1197159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Changes in Counsellor Trainee Responses to Client's Message after Peer Group Consultation (PGC) Training
Rantanen, Antti P.; Soini, Hannu S.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n5 p531-542 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in counsellor trainees' ways of responding to clients' messages after four weeks of Peer Group Consultation (PGC) training [Soini, Jämsä, & Kuusisto, 2006. Scaffolding and consultation of skilled performance. In K. Thompson J. Liukkonen, & T. Jaakkola (Eds.), "Promotion of motor skills in sports and physical education" (pp. 70-80). Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä, Department of Sport Sciences. Publications 6/2006]. PGC training focuses on learning-specific client-centred skills; applying practice sessions with feedback; specific skills training; and a group review of videoed performances of the trainees. Pre-training results show that trainees use self-disclosure and suggestion as their primary way of communicating with the client, focusing on explanations behind the client problems. Post-training results show a significant decrease in the use of self-disclosure, and an increase in the use of reflection; indicating improvement in the counsellor trainees' client-centredness. Overall, results indicate that PGC training can be an effective method in increasing trainees' client-centred responses and reducing counsellor-centred responses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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