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ERIC Number: ED014106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul-31
Pages: 454
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Reference Count: 0
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COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR MATURE WOMEN. REPORT OF THE ADULT COUNSELOR PROGRAM (JUNE 14 - AUGUST 6, 1965).
DOLAN, ELEANOR F.; AND OTHERS
THIS PROJECT DETERMINED SUCCESSFUL COUNSELING TECHNIQUES AND THE LENGTH OF TIME NECESSARY TO PREPARE EMPLOYMENT COUNSELORS TO WORK WITH WOMEN 35 TO 54 YEARS OLD, AND PRESENTS A GUIDE TO HELP OTHERS INTERESTED IN SUCH A PROGRAM. RESEARCH WAS CARRIED OUT BY A DIRECTOR, THREE FACULTY MEMBERS WHO PLANNED AND PRESENTED THE EIGHT WEEK CURRICULUM, CONSULTANTS FOR SPECIAL TOPICS, AND 20 WOMEN STUDENTS. THESE PARTICIPANTS HAD CLASSES IN THE MORNING AND COUNSELING EXPERIENCE WITH ADULT WOMEN IN THE AFTERNOON. THE FIRST CURRICULAR AREA EXPLORED THE HISTORY, PLACE IN SOCIETY, PSYCHOLOGY, AND EDUCATION OF THE ADULT WOMAN. IN ALL AREAS, COMPARISONS WITH MEN AND WOMEN OF OTHER AGE GROUPS WERE PROVIDED. PRINCIPLES BASIC TO COUNSELING WERE PRESENTED IN "COUNSELING TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICUM." CONCLUSIONS FROM TAPED INTERVIEWS BETWEEN PARTICIPANTS AND COUNSELEES INDICATED--(1) THERE WAS NO DIFFICULTY IN ESTABLISHING RAPPORT, (2) THE TWO MAJOR COUNSELEE PROBLEMS WERE LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCE AND LACK OF INFORMATION, AND (3) MOST WOMEN DID NOT RESPOND WELL TO THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE CLIENT-CENTERED APPROACH. GROUP METHODS WERE INVESTIGATED, AND ARE SEEN AS AN ADJUNCT, RATHER THAN SUBSTITUTE, FOR INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING. OCCUPATIONAL AND RELATED INFORMATION, HEALTH, RELEVANT LEGISLATION, AND VOLUNTEER JOBS ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTED. (PR)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Women, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: George Washington University DC; MINNESOTA IMPORTANCE QUESTIONNAIRE