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ERIC Number: ED018820
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 9
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DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP COUNSELING.
DINKMEYER, DON
THE AUTHOR BELIEVES THAT GROUP COUNSELING PROVIDES A UNIQUE METHODOLOGY AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR SOCIAL LEARNING. A GUIDE TO THIS APPROACH IS PRESENTED. DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP COUNSELING IS SEEN AS PART OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS. THIS APPROACH HELPS CHILDREN FACE CHANGES AS THEY OCCUR WITHIN THE CHILD AND THE WORLD. EMPHASIS IS PLACED UPON HELPING THE CHILD ARRIVE AT SOME NEW METHODS OF PROBLEM-SOLVING IN THE PERSONAL-SOCIAL AREA. THIS INVOLVES THE EXAMINATION, EXPLORATION, AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE CHILD'S APPROACH TO LIFE TASKS. THE FOCUS IS ON ISSUES AND CONCERNS IMPORTANT TO THE COUNSELEE. DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS WOULD PROVIDE BOTH LONG AND SHORT RANGE GOALS FOR THE COUNSELING PROCESS. THE OBJECTIVES OF GROUP COUNSELING ARE SPELLED OUT. THE RATIONALE FOR THE GROUP PROCESS STEMS FROM A RECOGNITION THAT MOST PROBLEMS ARE PRIMARILY SOCIAL OR INTERPERSONAL. SOME OF THE MECHANISMS WHICH CAN BRING ABOUT EMOTIONAL PERSONAL-SOCIAL GROWTH ARE DESCRIBED. THE ORGANIZATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL GROUPS IS DISCUSSED. THE AUTHOR HOPES THAT THIS PAPER WILL ENCOURAGE ELEMENTARY COUNSELORS TO CONSIDER A PROCEDURE WHICH MAY HELP THEM REACH GREATER NUMBERS OF CHILDREN MORE EFFECTIVELY. (IM)
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Authoring Institution: De Paul Univ., Chicago, IL. School of Education.
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