Evidence for the Utility of a Photovoice Task as an Empathic Skill Acquisition Strategy Among Counselors-in-Training


concerning this article should be addressed to A. Stephen Lenz, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research, The University of Memphis, 303 Ball Hall, Memphis, TN 38152 (e-mail: aslenz@memphis.edu).


An instructional technique derived from photovoice was compared with a didactic approach for empathic skill acquisition among 38 master's-level counselors-in-training. Participants in the photovoice condition demonstrated marked improvements in quality of empathic statements compared with those receiving didactic lecture. Considerations for implementing this educational approach are provided.