Title

Relationship of Cognitive Style and Theoretical Orientation to Psychology Interns' Preferences for Supervision

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

4-1997

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Source Publication

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Source ISSN

0022-0167

Abstract

This study (N  = 106) investigated the effects of cognitive style and theoretical orientation on psychology interns' judgments about the type of supervision they find most beneficial. Preferences for task-oriented and relationship-oriented supervision have been hypothesized to indicate lower and higher levels of professional development, respectively. This study, however, found that trainees' cognitive styles and the behavioral emphasis of their theoretical orientations were also significantly related to their preferences for these two types of supervisory environments. Individual-difference variables in addition to developmental level may need to figure more prominently in future models of psychotherapist training and supervision.

Comments

Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 2 (April 1997): 256-260. DOI.

Timothy P. Melchert was affiliated with Texas Tech University at the time of publication.

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