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ERIC Number: ED012857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 67
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Reference Count: 0
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COUNSELING THE ADULT STUDENT, REPORT OF COMMISSION 13 ON STUDENT PERSONNEL WORK FOR ADULTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
THOMPSON, CLARENCE H.
A PRECONVENTION WORKSHOP HELD BY THE AMERICAN COLLEGE PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION IN DALLAS, TEXAS, MARCH 17-18, 1967, DEALT WITH THE SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF ADULT PARTICIPANTS, IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELING, RECENT PROGRESS AND REMAINING AREAS OF NEED IN ADULT COUNSELING, AND THE SELECTION AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL WORKERS FOR ADULTS IN EVENING COLLEGES. THE MAIN POINTS WERE THE FOLLOWING--(1) THE DISTINCTIVE LIFE EXPERIENCES, PROBLEMS AND OBLIGATIONS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS, AND MOTIVES OF ADULTS CALL FOR EXPERIENCE-ORIENTED TEACHING METHODS, SPECIAL FACILITIES, AND A NEW APPROACH TO TESTING, ADMISSION, FINANCIAL AID, AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES--(2) ACCEPTANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL, PERSONAL CONSISTENCY AND INTEGRITY, AND UNDERSTANDING ARE ESSENTIAL COUNSELOR ATTRIBUTES--(3) THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF COUNSELING IS TO HELP THE ADULT DISCOVER WAYS TO REALIZE HIS POTENTIAL, RESPOND MORE EFFECTIVELY TO NEW EXPERIENCES, AND WORK OUT A MEANINGFUL, VIABLE LIFE STYLE--(4) PERSONNEL TRAINEES SHOULD BE CHOSEN PRIMARILY FOR APPROPRIATE CHARACTER TRAITS AND ACADEMIC BACKGROUND, AND SHOULD RECEIVE BROAD TRAINING THAT STRESSES SKILLS IN SHORT-TERM COUNSELING. PROCEEDINGS INCLUDED WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS. (DOCUMENT ALSO CONTAINS APPENDIXES, BACKGROUND STATISTICAL DATA, AND 102 REFERENCES.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
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