p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2019 Volume 9
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 8, Issue 2, August 2018,
Page(s): 133-139
Original Empirical Research
Received: April 16, 2017; Accepted: November 17, 2017; Published online: April 26, 2018
doi:10.2399/yod.18.005; Copyright © 2018, Deomed
Counseling in Audiology: Students' Perspectives
Filiz Aslan1 (E-mail), Esra Yücel1, Carolyn Peluso Atkins2
1Department of Audiology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey; 2Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Counseling skills are essential to increase patients' and their families' satisfaction from audiological services. The aim of this study was to determine perspectives of the audiology students on their counseling skills, their interpersonal communication skills, and their knowledge about boundaries through the counseling process. Twenty-one students participated in the first administration, and thirty-eight students participated in the second administration. All the students attended the "Consulting Skills in Communication Disorders" course in the 2015-2016 spring term. The students participated in the study before and after taking the course called "Counseling Skills in Communication Disorders". The participants completed two forms in both administrations. The goal of the first form was to determine the students' perception about counseling and their interpersonal communication skills. The second form aimed to evaluate the students' knowledge about professional boundaries in audiology practice. The results indicated that the students were more confident about their interpersonal communication skills and themselves at the end of the course. Although they were reportedly satisfied by their counseling skills, they still have difficulties in counseling boundaries as an audiologist. Audiology programs need more counseling courses and the training programs should emphasize the counseling boundaries of audiologists.
Keywords: Audiology, counseling skills, professional training
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