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ERIC Number: ED186778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-8
Reference Count: 0
Providing Supplemental Counseling Experiences: Alternatives to Role-Playing.
Hazler, Richard J.; Singer, Mark J.
This paper offers a rationale and introduction to three innovative techniques which provide initial counseling experiences to trainees in the helping professions. The development of a cooperative program with the drama department to train and utilize drama students as coached clients is described as the first technique. The second technique is presented as a review by trainees of experienced counselors' taped interviews to help them develop more accurate and comprehensive perceptions of an actual counseling encounter. The third alternative technique is delineated in terms of training counselors in the use of mental imagery for self-directed practice and review of counseling interviews in an imaginary context. Current programs teaching counseling interactions for enrollees are reviewed in light of how trainee role-playing has traditionally been the primary method used to provide these experiences. The alternative techniques presented are designed to provide additional quantity and quality to the experiential aspects of training programs with minimal additional costs and personnel requirements. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Daytona Beach, FL, Obtober 6-9, 1979).