University of Wyoming Sets Digital Video Technology Standard in Counselor Education with Landro

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The University of Wyoming recently unveiled a state-of-the-art program for counselor education and training and boasts the first Counselor Education Program in the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Rocky Mountain Region to use Landro technology.

The University of Wyoming College of Education, Department of Counselor Education recently unveiled its newest training technology specifically designed to advance its accredited master's and doctoral programs in school, community, family, addictions, and student affairs counseling. The department is the first Counselor Education Program in the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Rocky Mountain Region to use Landro technology.

The term Landro (http://www.landro.com) refers to the new way that the facility and supervisors are studying video to help teach, motivate and inspire their program participants faster than previously possible with traditional methods. Clinical sessions are digitally recorded and cataloged, or broken down, either live or after the session by clinicians and/or supervisors for analysis by the facility, supervisors and clinicians.

Supervisors study technique and tendencies thematically rather than with the traditional linear method common with videotape. This process allows for session information to be accessed from one or multiple sessions, organized by disorder, questions, or responses. Information can then be grouped and viewed by themes, allowing supervision and training to become focused, using techniques never before available without the Landro.

Michael Morgan, Counseling Clinic Director, said that supervisors and clinicians watch video because they learn by seeing and doing. Because there is no videotape or DVD to fumble around with, the supervisors and clinicians get to spend more time actually analyzing the session.

“It was difficult to watch session tapes before because it was so hard to get to the relevant information you needed to see by rewinding and fast forwarding,” Morgan said. “Now we jump from segment to segment, session to session, quickly discovering problems and correcting performance and making better supervisors and clinicians. Ultimately, we’re developing first-class therapists using a thematic-based approach to counselor training.”

About the University of Wyoming College of Education, Department of Counselor Education Program:

The Department of Counselor Education Program offers CACREP-accredited master’s and doctoral programs in school, community, family, addictions and student affairs counseling. It also offers undergraduate courses such as Elementary/Middle School Guidance (required for Wyoming middle school certification), Fundamentals of Counseling and Leadership Strategies. The Counselor Education Training Clinic offers free and confidential counseling services for individuals, couples, families, adults, adolescents and children. Information on the Counselor Education Program can be viewed on the University of Wyoming’s Web site: http://www.uwyo.edu/cnsled/index.asp.

About IRIS Technologies:

IRIS Technologies is a privately held company that manufacturers and sells digital products that make video easier to use. The Landro Web site, http://www.landro.com, contains testimonials from Landro users around the country who claim that Landro has helped them create better athletes, surgeons and clinicians through analysis and training capabilities. The company is currently branching out to other sports and educational markets. Landro Play Analyzer is being used in colleges and universities for video analysis in counselor training and speech pathology and has been installed at the Pentagon to analyze news footage of the war in Iraq. Visit http://www.landro.com or http://www.iristech.com for more information about IRIS Technologies and Landro Play Analyzer.

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