Idaho State University Advances Counselor Ed With Landro Play Analyzer

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Counseling Department Chair says using Landro play analyzer means students gain a deeper level of learning more quickly than ever before.

when it comes down to student learning, Landro allows students to interact more with the video and get them to a deeper level of learning more quickly than ever before. Absolutely.

Idaho State's University Counselor Education Program prides itself on being at the forefront of technological advancements in their discipline. Their most recent addition, Landro play analyzer, ensures the program a leadership position in their field. It ensures breakthroughs as well.

Led by the vision of Arthur Lloyd and Richard Moriarity, the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University made a solid commitment to develop and enhance the skills of counselors and counselor educators more than forty years ago. Time has not taken the edge off their quest, always challenging themselves to maintain the highest of standards. Dr. Steven Feit and Dr. David Kleist, intrigued by Landro's ability to study exact moments in video precisely and painstakingly understood instantly how it would enhance their facility.

Using Landro, supervisors, faculty and staff are studying video to help teach, motivate and inspire their program participants faster than previously possible with traditional videotape or DVD methods. Clinical sessions are digitally recorded, cataloged and broken down by clinicians, doctoral students, or supervisors for analysis by the faculty, supervisors, and clinicians.

Supervisors study technique and tendencies thematically rather than the traditional linear method common with videotape, DVD's or traditional video editing-type software. Landro allows session video to be tagged and then accessed from one or many sessions, organized by client issue, questioning skills, responses, non-verbal skills and much more. Information can then be grouped and viewed by themes allowing supervision and training to become focused. Studying video in this manner was virtually impossible before Landro.

Professor David Kleist, notes "supervisors and clinicians watch video because they learn by seeing and then doing. Since there is no videotape or DVD to fumble around with, the supervisors and clinicians get to spend more time actually analyzing and studying their counseling session".

After just one year with Landro, Kleist is convinced that the possibilities for teaching, learning, and research with video are endless. From basic counseling skills, theory and specific counseling skills, to the development of our doctoral students' teaching skills, everyday we realize there is more potential for learning when we study video with Landro.

Department Chair Dr. Steven Feit said "It was difficult to watch sessions on tape before because it was so hard to get to the relevant information you needed to see; the constant rewinding and fast forwarding was laborious" he said.

Dr. Feit continues, "Now we jump from segment to segment, session to session quickly correcting performance making better supervisors and clinicians. And because of the tagging capabilities in Landro we can get to those video segments based on a teaching subject or skill. Ultimately teaching first-class counselors using a thematic based approach to counselor training is what we have always strived for. Every faculty now sees Landro as an integral component to their teaching and skill development."

Kleist adds, " when it comes down to student learning, Landro allows students to interact more with the video and get them to a deeper level of learning more quickly than ever before. Absolutely."

About the Idaho State University, Department of Counselor Education Program:
The Department of Counseling offers CACREP-accredited master's degrees in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs Counseling. In addition, we offer a specialist degree in Counseling and a CACREP-accredited doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling. Information on the Counselor Education Program can be viewed on the Idaho State University website:

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 is filled with 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 recently been installed at the Pentagon to analyze news footage of the war in Iraq. Visit for more information about Landro Play Analyzer.

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