Keywords

Counselor and client, Counselor trainees, Hope, Optimism, Positive psychology

Abstract

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.

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Graduation Date

2011

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Young, Mark E.

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Education

Degree Program

Counselor Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0003884

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0003884

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education, Education -- Dissertations, Academic

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