Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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History of the Clinic

The earliest version of what is now the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic was planned and constructed under the guidance of Dr. Ken Gutsch as part of the original construction of Owings-McQuagge Hall, completed in 1964. At this time, the Clinic was located across the hall from its current location in what is now the Counseling Assessment Lab.

This space featured microphones wired to observation stations and one-way mirrors. This allowed faculty supervisors to monitor counseling sessions as they were taking place using headphones. In some cases, counselors-in-training utilized earpieces so their supervisor could communicate with them directly. While this sort of technology might seem primitive by today's standards, it was innovative for its time.

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