A "bug-in-the-eye" can be better than a "bug-in-the-ear". A teleprompter technique for on-line therapy skills training

Behav Modif. 1991 Jan;15(1):113-7. doi: 10.1177/01454455910151007.


The only existing method of therapy supervision that provides on-line feedback to trainees is the "bug-in-the-ear," an auditory communication system. Although this system has several advantages over supervision strategies that use retrospective accounts, audio- and videotapes, and direct observation on sessions, it is disruptive to the trainee and must be limited to strategically timed three- or four-word communications. We describe and discuss advantages of the "bug-in-the-eye," an alternative to the bug-in-the-ear, which provides visual on-line feedback for therapist skill training.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy / education*
  • Humans
  • Microcomputers
  • Online Systems
  • Radio
  • Teaching / methods*
  • Videotape Recording*