Effects of an encounter group for counselors-in-training on development of person-centered core conditions
Central to the success of person-centered counseling is the fostering of empathy, authenticity and acceptance in counselors-in-training. The researchers assessed the development of these core conditions in counselors-in-training who participated in a 16-week encounter group facilitated by the first author. Quantitative and qualitative measures were employed from participant, researcher, and facilitator perspectives. Participants consisted of two groups of 15 each (N=30). Results showed large self-perceived development on selfreport quantitative measures. Observer ratings on students, journals, facilitator's ratings on a measure of therapeutic dispositions, and correlations between the measures provide additional information. The manuscript ends with a brief discussion of limitations and implications for research.
Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education
Acceptance, Authenticity, Core conditions, Counselors-in-training, Empathy, Encounter group, Person-centered
Cornelius-White, Jeffrey HD, and Chris L. Carver. "Effects of an encounter group for counselors-in-training on development of person-centered core conditions." Hellenic Journal of Psychology 9, no. 3 (2012): 205-221.
Hellenic Journal of Psychology