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ERIC Number: ED178822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Practicum Training for School Counsellors.
Manthei, R. J.; Small, J. J.
This report describes how theoretical principles and counseling skills are taught in a program for training school counselors. The model used resembles others in assuming that three main phases can be discerned in most counseling relationships: a beginning phase, a developing phase and an action phase. Within each phase, specific skills are identified, explained and practiced in a micro-counseling format. The parcticum is designed to enable counselors to develop competence and confidence in working with students, teachers, parents and referral service staff. Training in counseling skills is offered through role-playing, simulations, and structured exercises. Audio- and video-tape equipment is used for demonstrations, supervision and counselor self-analysis. Also, each counselor works one day per week in a local secondary school under the guidance of that school's counselor. This skills-based practicum is only part of the whole program. Formal assessment of this model has yet to be carried out. Although the model is geographically specific, it can be adapted for counselor training programs elsewhere. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Zealand (Christchurch)