Developing Counseling Skill Using the Landro Play Analyzer (LPA): A Grounded Theory

  • Erin E. Binkley Oakland University
  • Brandon J. Wilde Adams State College
  • Shawn P. Parmanand Walden University
  • Ann M. McCaughan University of Illinois at Springfield
  • David M. Kleist Idaho State University
Keywords: counseling, technology, skill-development, pre-practicum, supervision

Abstract

This qualitative study investigated personal accounts of autonomy and reliance of 5 counselors-in-training who used the Landro Play Analyzer during supervision of counseling skills. In-depth interviews, researcher memos, participant follow-up, and collaborative data analysis were used.  A theoretical model was developed describing (a) causal conditions that underlie factors that facilitate or inhibit strategies for autonomy or dependence, (b) phenomena that emerged from those conditions, (c) the context influencing strategy development, (d) intervening conditions influencing strategy development, (e) actual strategies influencing interaction with self and supervision, and (f) consequences of those strategies. Implications for counselors and counselor educators are addressed.

Author Biographies

Erin E. Binkley, Oakland University

PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Counseling

Brandon J. Wilde, Adams State College

PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Counselor Education

Shawn P. Parmanand, Walden University

PhD

Core Faculty

School of Counseling and Social Service

Ann M. McCaughan, University of Illinois at Springfield

PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Human Development Counseling

David M. Kleist, Idaho State University

PhD

Professor

Department of Counseling

Published
2012-11-16