ERIC Number: ED241763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Interpersonal Skills Training. Basic Helping Skills for Rehabilitation Workers. A Participant's Manual.
Akridge, Robert L.; And Others
This participant's manual is part of a set of training materials developed to help vocational rehabilitation workers improve their basic helping skills. It is intended to facilitate note taking and retention of information and to increase active responding of trainees. Introductory materials include a pretest and a summary of the interpersonal skills model of helping. Materials are arranged into three sections. Within each section are information and response forms needed in the training, space for notes, and learning accelerators, occasional suggestions about ways to increase the rate of learning. The first section on attending to needs covers body language, listening to the helpee, identifying and responding to feelings, rating helper responses, empathetic responding with expressiveness and intensity, and summary feeling statements. Topics in section 2 on personalizing include use of the facilitation scale to rate helper responses and the schedule of experiencing scales to rate helpee responses, immediacy of experiencing, concreteness and specificity, and empathetic responding with variety. The third section on initiating deals with immediacy of relationships, confronting the helpee's discrepancies, and personalizing. A posttest is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Counselors, Helping Relationship, Human Services, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Personnel, Pretests Posttests, Skill Development, Staff Development, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workbooks
Publications Dept., Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 (#1011--$1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 038 561-564.