Year of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Counselor Education and Supervision
Department or School/College
College of Education and Human Sciences
Veronica Johnson, John Matt, Kirsten Murray, Sara Polanchek
counselor training, counselor-in-training self-efficacy, evidence-based practice, Evidence-Based Relationship Factors, therapeutic relationship, working alliance
University of Montana
This study evaluated the effects of an evidence-based relationship factors training (EBRFs) on the self-efficacy of counselors-in-training (CITs), the therapeutic relationship, and the mental health outcomes of clients. Participants included masters level CITs and their assigned undergraduate student clients (USCs). The USCs were a non-clinical sample enrolled in a course on intimate relationships. A quasi-experimental, nonequivalent pretest-posttest design was employed to measure the effects of the EBRFs training with the following assessments: Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy Scale (Lent et al., 2003), Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory OS-40, MO-40 (Barrett-Lennard, 2015), Outcome Rating Scale (Miller, Duncan, Sparks, & Claud, 2003), Session Rating Scale (Duncan et al., 2003), Outcome Questionnaire (Lambert et al., 1996). The data analysis showed the training had no effect between the treatment and control groups. However, post hoc analysis showed significant differences within the treatment group on some measures at early intervals. Implications include increasing the length of the training, a larger sample of participants, and a clinical client sample.
Parrow, Kimberly K., "The Effects of Training in Evidence-Based Relationships on Counselor Self-Efficacy and Client Outcomes in Practicum" (2020). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11611.
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