ERIC Number: ED036849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-12
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Director's Report: Advanced Training Institute in the Guidance and Counseling of Disadvantaged Youth in Secondary Schools and Colleges; July 1, 1969, to August 12, 1969.
A six weeks training program was conducted for counselors, psychologists, and social workers to improve their understanding of the disadvantaged, their counseling skills, their information of college admissions, and their ability to identify and utilize positive forces in the environment. Two courses were held: advanced counseling theory and practice and the problems, characteristics, and resources of the disadvantaged. Also conducted were related field trips, a supervised practicum in counseling the disadvantaged, a college admissions workshop for a disadvantaged community and a seminar to integrate the above experiences. While the courses and seminar were team taught, the practicum provided small group discussion. Also included were sensitivity training and video taped counseling sessions. One hundred disadvantaged youths were counseled as part of the study. The greatest impact and effectiveness in behavior change of the participants resulted from the sensitivity sessions and a two-day marathon encounter session. (Author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.