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ERIC Number: ED012081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PARENT AND COUNSELOR PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN GROUP COUNSELING, MONOGRAPH 3.
RECTOR, WILLIAM; SHAW, MERVILLE C.
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED THE SUBJECTIVE PERCEPTIONS OF BOTH COUNSELORS AND COUNSELEES TO A GROUP COUNSELING EXPERIENCE PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN THE FIRST, SEVENTH, AND NINTH GRADES. THESE DATA WERE COLLECTED IN FIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM 41 COUNSELORS WHO HAD CONDUCTED A TOTAL OF 120 PARENT COUNSELING GROUPS. AN ANALYSIS OF THE DATA FROM THE POST-SERIES REACTION SHEET FOR PARENTS, THE QUALITATIVE IMPRESSIONS OF CONSULTANTS, AND THE COUNSELOR REACTIONS TO SPECIFIC GROUPS CONCLUDED THAT BOTH COUNSELORS AND PARENTS PERCEIVED THEIR GROUP COUNSELING EXPERIENCES POSITIVELY. LENGTH OF PARTICIPATION IN COUNSELING GROUPS WAS DIRECTLY RELATED TO MANY OF THE RESPONSES. ALTHOUGH RELATIVELY FEW PARENTS PERCEIVED CHANGES IN THEIR CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR DURING COUNSELING, THOSE WHO DID PERCEIVE BEHAVIOR CHANGE PARTICIPATED IN MORE GROUP SESSIONS. RAPPORT (BEST AMONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GROUPS) AND GENERAL OUTCOMES WERE PERCEIVED BY COUNSELORS AS INCREASED BY MORE GROUP SESSIONS. COUNSELORS FOUND THEIR GREATEST PROBLEM TO BE STRUCTURING GROUPS AND FACILITATING THE GROUP PROCESS. NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF THE COUNSELORS INDICATED THAT EXPERIENCE IN INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING HAD A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THEIR PERFORMANCE AS GROUP COUNSELORS. (AO)
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Authoring Institution: Chico State Coll., CA.
Identifiers: California (Chico)