Anxiety in Masters Students in Term Paper

Download this Term Paper in word format (.doc)

Note: Sample below may appear distorted but all corresponding word document files contain proper formatting

Excerpt from Term Paper:

If a student feels uncomfortable with the idea that he has to follow some counselor sessions, he should think this way: "positive effects of receiving personal counseling suggest that any counselor in training would benefit from the experience, which is consistent with personal counselling requirements instituted by many programs nationwide" (Mancillas, Adriea).

The newest methods in Counselor Programs are the ones who have a technological base: "Counselor educators can promote pedagogical principles of active learning through these technological methods [...] Course website, Presentations with Graphic Software Packages, Movie Clips, Videoconferencing, Video Taping in Observation Lab (Baggerly, J.)

Following the same line, a Practicum CD-Rom appeared as a guidance to an online Counselor Program: "The purpose of the Practicum CD-ROM is to help orient practicum students to the clinical practicum site, its policies and procedures, documentation and assessment, clinical training and resources, and the internship process" (Daire, a.P. & Rasmus, S).

Technology is very important these days, and it will continue to become more and more important in developing new teaching methods: "Technology will continue to play a more significant role in the counseling profession thereby revolutionizing the counseling supervision process"(Watson, J.C.).

As a proof to the online method success, a student declares that: "The most challenging was probably getting over my own inhibitions about self-disclosing... giving myself permission to trust someone enough to share openly and honestly, and allowing myself to be supported" (Huang-Nissen, L., Lin, G., Lee, C., 1999).

You can find many ways to cope with anxiety of evaluation tests, some tips being found here

For preventing anxiety, it is important that the students are correctly informed about the program they are going to take, about the classes and their significance and importance and about the final testing and the students fear regarding this matter, which can become, during the program, a subject that stops the student from reaching performance. "Therefore, if instructors can eliminate the source for their failure -- examination, students at least can focus more on learning rather than outcome evaluation" (Pan, Wei & Tang, Mei, 2005)

The teachers have to be very open to students' problems that can appear during a counsellor program, because the safety of a support from their part can mean more than a family support for once, because teachers are seen as the actual persons the students wish to become. "Availability of assistance is important because knowing they can ask for help any time, students will not feel frustrated when they are stuck." (Pan, Wei & Tang, Mei, 2005). The same advice teachers get from the author Ronkowski, who has a tip for teachers "let them discuss their feelings and thoughts. Often this alone relieves a great deal of pressure; reassure when appropriate; remain calm; be clear and explicit" (Ronkowski, S.).

The teacher's continuous support, understanding and empathy, as well as trying to find and apply the best teaching methods for their students, can make a real difference in an education program which involves people responsibilities, self-control, and the most important, self trust and appreciation.


Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Finding Voice, University of Michigan, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Baggerly, J., Practical technological applications to promote pedagogical principles and active learning in counsellor education, Journal of technology in counseling, Vol. 2_2, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Counseling Laboratory Manual (2005, spring), Division of Counselor Education & Psychology Counselor Education Program, Delta State University, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Daire, a.P. & Rasmus, S., a CD-Rom supplement to practicum in counselor education, Journal of technology in counseling, Volume 4, Issue 1, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

DSU Counselor Education Program Student Handbook (2006, Fall), Division of counsellor education and psychology. Master of Education in Counseling. Community and school counselling emphasis, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Huang-Nissen, L., Lin, G., Lee, C. (1999, Fall), Mentoring Through Cyberspace, Mentoring Connections, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Li, Ming-hui, Actively Cope With Stressful Situations: Is Active Coping a Trait or a Match Between Traits and Stressful Situations?, Article 39, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Mancillas, Adriea, Counseling Students' Perceptions of Counseling Effectiveness, Article 42, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Pan, Wei & Tang, Mei (2005, Sept.), Students' perceptions on factors of statistics anxiety and instructional strategies,

Journal of Instructional Psychology, page 7, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Ronkowski, S., Helping different types of distressed students, TAs as teachers, Chapter 6: A referral guide for helping distressed students, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Test Taking & Managing Test Anxiety, from Student Development Office, UNT Dallas Campus, retrieved February 9, 2007, at

Watson, J.C., Computer-based supervision: Implementing computer technology into the delivery of counseling supervision, Journal of technology in counseling, Vol. 3_1, retrieved February 9, 2007, at[continue]

Cite This Term Paper:

"Anxiety In Masters Students In" (2007, February 12) Retrieved November 29, 2016, from

"Anxiety In Masters Students In" 12 February 2007. Web.29 November. 2016. <>

"Anxiety In Masters Students In", 12 February 2007, Accessed.29 November. 2016,

Other Documents Pertaining To This Topic

  • Statistics Anxiety and Graduate Students

    In a follow-up experimentalinvestigation among female college students, Onwuegbuzie (1995) reported asignificant interaction between statistics test anxiety and type of examination (i.e. Specifically, three types of factors are identified: (a) situational factors, such as math experience (Betz, 1978; Roberts & Bilderback, 1980; Tomazic & Katz, 1988; Zeidner, 1991; Wilson, 1997; Balo_lu, 2001; Hong & Karstensson, 2002; Balo_lu, 2003), statistics experience (Sutarso, 1992), computer experience (Zimmer & Fuller, 1996), and research

  • Student Profile John Is a

    Such assistance allows him to focus more clearly on his school work and lessens his tendency to be distracted by others and by the classroom activity. The presence of the paraprofessional also seems to enable him to be more confident in his interactions with the other students in the classroom. Since the beginning of the school year, John has been participating in a contract (behavioral plan) that was drafted

  • Math Anxiety

    De-Stressing the Stress From Math Arithmetic is a core rudiment of academia and spells academic and vocational success for many. Even those who do not need skill in arithmetic to progress with their career do need high grades in arithmetic to succeed in school. Unfortunately, for many, these high grades are almost unobtainable by the debilitating presence of math anxiety. Math anxiety is, in fact, so common that there is even

  • Students With Disabilities Who Did

    The shift toward standardized testing has failed to result in a meaningful reduction of high school dropout rates, and students with disabilities continue to be marginalized by the culture of testing in public education (Dynarski et al., 2008). With that said, the needs of students with specific educational challenges are diverse and complex, and the solutions to their needs are not revealed in the results of standardized testing (Crawford &

  • University Leisure Time and Student Workload

    Question 10 of the interview was asked to know how the students managed their study time in which the Middle East male asserted that no particular time is fixed for study at all. The Middle East female is more organized and managed than Middle East male. She keeps friends and studies close. She has a proper timetable for herself and gives extra hours in library if necessary. Her timetable

  • Beck Anxiety Inventory as it Relates to the Substance Abuse Population...

    Beck Anxiety Inventory Test The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) test was created by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and other colleagues, and is a 21-question multiple-choice self-report inventory that is used for measuring the extent and intensity of an individual's anxiety. The items describe anxiety on four different ways: (1) Subjective (e.g., "unable to relax"), (2) neurophysiologic (e.g., "numbness or tingling"), (3) autonomic (e.g., "feeling hot") or (4) panic-related (e.g., "fear of losing control."

  • Government Subsidized Student Loans Have Economic Costs

    Government Subsidized Student Loans Have Economic Costs but Political Benefits Higher education has become increasingly important in the contemporary world scenario today where globalization has led to a higher need for a skilled labor force that is mobile and that is well-versed in the academic disciplines followed all over the world. In fact university education is starting to be seen as a hallmark for success, even though there are college drop

Read Full Term Paper
Copyright 2016 . All Rights Reserved