College of Education

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Patricio Jaramillo, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

John Amon, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Alan Milliren, Ph.D.


Counseling Skills Training is a broad topic and although the proper training of counselors is considered to be consequential, relatively little systematic research of a profound nature has been carried out using graduate level trainees or professional level counselors. Research that has been conscientiously done has centered interviewing skills and suggestions for training rather than on the actual skills of conducting "real" psychotherapy. Given the state of inconclusive research to date, considerations for future research need to be addressed.



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