Measuring Emotions in a Distance-learning Environment: Increasing Opportunities to Monitor and Safeguard the Affect of School Counselors-in-Training

By Suzanne Mudge, Cullen Grinnan, Ray Wooten and Richard Priesmeyer.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Clinical supervision is integral to successful graduate-level school counselor development. Technological advances, along with increased demands for online degree programs, have recently allowed opportunities for distance learners to seek degrees historically limited to populations with physical access to a university campus. Through the use of the internet, school counselors-in-training enrolled in distance learning programs receive mandated supervision, both individually and in groups. This paper focuses on the utilization of an emotion assessment instrument program to provide supervisors with increased opportunities to monitor and safeguard supervisee affect while providing supervision to school counselor trainees participating in distance learning programs.

Keywords: Counselor Supervision, Affect, Emotions, Clinical Supervision, Emotion Assessment

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp.495-502. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.219MB).

Dr. Suzanne Mudge

Associate Professor and Chair, Education, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Suzanne Mudge is Chair of the Education Department at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Mudge is a Licensed Professional Counselor LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC). With twenty-five years of public school experience as teacher and counselor, her research interests include human capital formation, professional identity development, and emotion assessment.

Dr. Cullen Grinnan

Assistant Professor, Education, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Dr. Grinnan earned his BA, MA, and Ph.D. all from St. Mary’s University, receiving his doctorate with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Texas board-approved supervisor for counseling interns, and a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services team. His interests include the assessment of emotions, trauma treatment and recovery, and the integration of technology in counselor supervision in distance-learning programs. Dr. Grinnan has presented at the local, state and national levels. He has vast experience and is a respected authority on working with at-risk children and their families, especially within the juvenile justice system. Dr. Grinnan is currently a faculty member with the Education Department at Our Lady of the Lake University.

Dr. Ray Wooten

Professor, Graduate Program Director, Counseling and Human Services, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Ray Wooten Ph.D. is Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Wooten is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with twenty years of clinical, consultation, training and teaching experience. Research interests include alternative and complimentary therapies and emotion assessment.

Dr. Richard Priesmeyer

Professor, Management, Bill Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

H. Richard Priesmeyer is the Chair of the Department of Management at the Bill Greeey School of Business at St. Mary’s in San Antonio. His is author of the book Organizations and Chaos: Defining the Methods of Nonlinear Management and he has published extensively on the practical uses of nonlinear methods. Priesmeyer was instrumental in developing Emogram, a software system that measures eleven basic human emotions. Nonlinear methods are used to analyze the measures of emotions. He teaches management, marketing and nonlinear methods at St. Mary’s.

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