A report of a counselling internship undertaken at the Memorial University Counselling Centre, with a report of a research study assessing the effectiveness of an assertion training programme

Pinsent, Stephen Michael (1980) A report of a counselling internship undertaken at the Memorial University Counselling Centre, with a report of a research study assessing the effectiveness of an assertion training programme. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This report provides a complete and full description of a three-month, full-time counselling internship completed at the Counselling Centre, Memorial University, September - December 1979. It includes a description of the internship setting, a report of a research study undertaken during the period, and goals that were met during the three-month period and the activities that were undertaken to fulfill the internship objectives. A rationale for choosing the internship and the details of intern supervision are also described. -- The internship setting was the Memorial University Counselling Centre. This setting was deemed appropriate by the intern and supervisors because a) the setting was consistent with the intern's career aspirations, b) supervision could be ongoing and comprehensive, and c) there was the opportunity for involvement in a wide variety of professional counselling services. -- Specific internship goals and activities to meet these goals were established with the approval of the intern's supervisory committee. The details of the accomplished professional activities are provided. -- The research study conducted during the internship investigated the efficacy of a six-week Assertion Training Programme with a group of university and college students. Treatment and control group participants were pre-tested with the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule to establish their level of assertiveness. Participants were posttested with the College Self-Expression Scale to determine their level of assertiveness after the six-week training period. The treatment group showed a significantly higher level of assertiveness (p < .01). -- The report makes recommendations for the appropriateness of the internship as a training option for the counsellor training programme.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7700
Item ID: 7700
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 77-92.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1980
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Assertiveness (Psychology); Educational counseling

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