The Effect of a Wellness Intervention on the Total Wellness of Counseling Practicum Graduate Students

Devona M Stalnaker-Shofner, Suneetha B. Manyam

Abstract


This study examined the effect of a wellness intervention on the total wellness of master’s-level graduate students in counseling practicum. It was posited that participation in a wellness intervention will result in observable increases in student total wellness.  Using aquasi-experimental, single-group pretest-posttest design with quota sampling, a sample size of 30 practicum students was recruited.  Participants were administered the 5F-Wel Inventory to assess baseline wellness, and participated in a wellness intervention, which was followed up with a posttest administration of the 5F-Wel.   Data analysis involved using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The results of these analyses indicated there was a statistically significant difference in participants’ Total Wellness and wellness factors scores, supporting the research hypothesis that participationin a wellness intervention increases student wellness as indicated by 5F-Wel posttest scores. Implications for clinical supervision, counseling education, as well as areas for future research are offered.

Keywords


Wellness, Wellness Intervention, Counselor Education

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