The impact of counsellor training on emotional intelligence

Pearson, A and Weinberg, A ORCID: 2016, 'The impact of counsellor training on emotional intelligence' , British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 45 (4) , pp. 610-621.

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This study evaluated the impact of counsellor training on emotional intelligence (EI) in 45 undergraduates and 58 postgraduates. Significant improvements were recorded by students on completion of both programmes, suggesting that these were attributable to training which enhanced intra- and interpersonal aspects of emotional functioning. As a group, postgraduates were older than undergraduates, and at the outset of the study, EISAQ scores were comparable; however, at follow-up, undergraduates recorded significantly higher EISAQ scores. Students’ EI was not significantly related to their age, and these findings indicate the potential for effective EI-skills training which is unrelated to quantity of life experiences. It is hoped that this study contributes to a growing quantitative evidence base from which the counselling profession can evaluate its training profile.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0306-9885
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Depositing User: A Weinberg
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 08:25
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 22:14

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