Self-Monitoring in Counseling

Self-Monitoring in Counseling

Clients who are ready to change but struggle to begin could benefit from a simple self-monitoring program. Self-monitoring is an effective tool for increasing client engagement in treatment and facilitating positive treatment effects. Research and applications of self-monitoring will be reviewed. Methods for data collection and analysis are presented along with downloadable data sheets for ready applications.

Course Activities:
Lessons 1-4 with Practice Quizzes.
Reading: Bicard, D.F., Lott, V., Mills, J., Bicard, S. & Baylot-Casey, L. (2012).  Effects of text messaged self-monitoring on class attendance and punctuality of at-risk college student athletes.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 205-210.

Educational Objectives:
Participants will identify previous demonstrations of the effects of self-monitoring
Participants will apply self-monitoring technique to hypothetical situations
Participants will identify ways in which a self-monitoring process may be integrated into counseling sessions

Target Audience: Certified counselors who work with children or adults in the context of counseling sessions (including clinics, hospitals, private practice and schools).

Format: Online self-study

Instructor: Valerie Evans, Ph.D.

General Statement AccessCEU is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirement. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Course Instructions: Read the material in Lesson 1 and take the practice quiz at the bottom of the page. After you have answered the two practice questions, move on to Lessons 2-4. When Lesson 4 is complete, take the final quiz until an 70% correct is achieved. Your certificate of course completion will be generated automatically.

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