This study examined the effects of schematic preinterview suggestion on counselorS' (a) recognition memory of the information presented by the client; (b) clinical impression rating of the client; and (c) confidence in rating clinical impression. Fifty‐two Master's‐level counselor‐trainees were assigned randomly to two conditions of preinterview suggestion about the status of the client (i.e., depression and no depression). After subjects had received appropriate preinterview information (i.e., depression or no‐depression content) and had viewed a videotaped counseling interview, information was gathered from them. The results indicated that the preinterview suggestion (a) did not affect counselor‐traineeS' clinical impression rating of the client; (b) did not affect confidence of rating; and (c) yielded a weak, but significant, confirmatory memory. Implications for the interview setting are discussed.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|State||Published - Sep 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology