Document Type



Cognitive Development, Supervision, Counseling Skills, IDM

Subject Area

Clinical Supervision, Counseling, Counselor Education, Higher Education Counseling, Mental Health Counseling


What is the relationship between the developmental characteristics of counseling interns and their counseling skills? Thirty master’s-level counseling students in their fieldwork phase were rated by their supervisors on both a measure of developmental level and counseling skills. Results indicated that the construct of Self/Other Awareness was the strongest predictor of counseling skills level. Based on this finding, it can be concluded that counselor supervisees possessing this awareness appear better equipped to deal with the complex problem-solving and social interactions required for successfully counseling clients.