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ERIC Number: EJ871575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Comparing Self and Expert Assessments of Counseling Skills before and after Skills Training, and upon Graduation
Lepkowski, William J.; Packman, Jill; Smaby, Marlowe H.; Maddux, Cleborne
Education, v129 n3 p363-371 Spr 2009
Counselor ability to accurately self-assess their competence is important to ethical practice. However, research indicates that people in general are not reliable in judging their own competence. This study compared the self-assessments of skills of 69 counselors-in-training to the skill ratings of trained expert-raters at three points during counselor training to test the accuracy of counselor-in-training self-assessments. Results showed that counselors-in-training overestimated their skill levels at pre-training, underestimated immediately following skills training, and were accurate in their final semester assessments. Gender differences were found only at pre-training. Limitations and implications for findings are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A