Counselor and client, Counselor trainees, Hope, Optimism, Positive psychology
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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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Education
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Education, Education -- Dissertations, Academic
Muenzenmeyer, Michelle M., "The Relationship Between Counselor Hope And Optimism On Client Outcome" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1873.