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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COUNSELOR HOPE AND OPTIMISM ON CLIENT OUTCOME

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
The counselor is an important contributor to client outcome. Research findings about therapist effects are mixed. In this study positive psychology variables, hope and optimism, were evaluated with client outcome. The sample for this study consisted of 43 graduate-level counselor trainees in the first or second practicum semester and their adult clients in a university's community counseling clinic. Results revealed no statistically significant relationships between student counselors' hope and optimism and client outcomes. Post hoc analysis of student hope and their post-graduation expectations, revealed statistically significant relationships. Implications for counselor educators are presented along with areas for future research.
Title: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COUNSELOR HOPE AND OPTIMISM ON CLIENT OUTCOME.
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Name(s): Muenzenmeyer, Michelle, Author
Young, Mark, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The counselor is an important contributor to client outcome. Research findings about therapist effects are mixed. In this study positive psychology variables, hope and optimism, were evaluated with client outcome. The sample for this study consisted of 43 graduate-level counselor trainees in the first or second practicum semester and their adult clients in a university's community counseling clinic. Results revealed no statistically significant relationships between student counselors' hope and optimism and client outcomes. Post hoc analysis of student hope and their post-graduation expectations, revealed statistically significant relationships. Implications for counselor educators are presented along with areas for future research.
Identifier: CFE0003884 (IID), ucf:48747 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-08-01
Ph.D.
Education, Department of Child Family and Community Sciences
Doctorate
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Subject(s): therapist effects
positive psychology
hope
optimism
student counselor
outcome
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003884
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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