ERIC Number: ED044750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
A Project to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Unstructured Group Counseling in Developing in Disabled Persons Insights and Positive Attitudes. Final Report. Group Counseling as an Aid in the Employment of Hard-To-Place Rehabilitation Clients. Research Brief.
Flowers, Sue H.
The project attempted to learn whether group counseling could be used effectively to move into employment, or into training for employment, hard core clients of a state vocational rehabilitation agency who, though apparently ready for employment consistently failed to obtain or retain satisfactory employment. A sample of 99 clients were involved in small group meetings aimed at helping them overcome obstacles which had prevented them from becoming employed. Early sessions were totally without structure. It was later found that better results were obtained when the therapists structured and directed the group discussions. The report includes a discussion of instruments which were devised to show what happens to certain attitudes of individuals who participated in group counseling sessions, and to observe and analyze the content and interaction of the groups as they developed. Results indicate that 69 out of 99 obtained employment, or were active in training programs, at or soon after the end of the group sessions. (Author/TL)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Group Guidance, Group Structure, Group Therapy, Groups, Job Satisfaction, Rehabilitation, Retraining, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation
Maryland Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 2100 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.; Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.