Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Counseling Skills Training
Allen E. Ivey & Thomas Daniels
Training in counseling skills originated in 1966 and resulted in the microcounseling training approach to teaching interviewing skills and the publication in 1968 of the first monograph separate in the Journal of Counseling Psychology . Since that time the microcounseling approach to teaching single skills of counseling, interviewing, and psychotherapy has become the standard and more than 450 databased studies have examined its efficacy. Meta-analyses have concluded that microcounseling is effective for teaching a wide variety of helping skills to a variety of populations. Forty years of research and theorizing has demonstrated microcounseling's merit as an educational paradigm for counselor and therapist education. Microcounseling has since evolved into a comprehensive generic framework that describes not only the training process but the skills, dimensions, and processes of therapy and effective communication in general. Microcounseling sees the training process and therapy not necessarily as separate entities, but as part of a larger ...