College of Arts & Sciences

Date of Award

Winter 12-2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

James Olson, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Jamie Hughes, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Janet Carter, Ph.D.


The hypothesis of this exploratory study is aimed at examining novice therapist’s self- efficacy towards counseling, observing self efficacy modifications during practicum, and creating implications for future therapists. There were 20 participants surveyed using the Counselor Self Efficacy Scale, as well as questions generated towards the education experience as well as the supervision experience. A Pearson’s correlation was conducted comparing the supervision and education experience, there was a negative correlation, resulting in the education experience decreasing as the supervision experience increased. A r-test was conducted and the difference in means was consistent with the Pearson correlation confirming higher supervision scores.