At Delaware Valley University the counseling psychology team was able to created a state-of-the-art training facility for their Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program. In this program, students specialize in either child and adolescent counseling, or social justice community counseling. Throughout their training, graduate students are continually engaged in counseling, outreach, and advocacy.
This new facility took an outdated laboratory facility and turned it into a multi-room, fully-equipped training space for students as they train to become professional counselors. The faculty at Delaware Valley University has proven their dedication to using Viso software to train new counselors.
Skill-based courses are highly interactive and held in the lab, where students role-play, practice, and learn through hands-on experience. Practice sessions can be observed, recorded and reviewed to provide authentic feedback and growth opportunities. The lab is a cornerstone of the program. The lab consists of a large conference room, six small counseling rooms, and a control room. Noldus consultants provided technical expertise and worked closely with the team at Delaware Valley University to make this project a success.
With the Viso system installed in the Counseling Psychology training facility since early 2014, Delaware Valley University will remain at the forefront of training counselors. The training facility allows students to observe mock counseling sessions through two-way mirrors, and to make video recordings of those sessions. It’s a great space to learn by doing and to develop confidence and clinical skills. Future plans include expanding use to other programs and departments at Delaware Valley University, and possibly allowing outside agencies to use the facility for mock interview sessions as well.