ERIC Number: ED247483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Applications of Social Learning Theory: A Counselor Supervision Model.
Johnson, Mark E.
A social learning theory approach to counselor supervision is conceptualized as a teaching-learning situation, in which counseling is viewed as a specific, trainable set of skills. In light of this approach, a four quarter graduate counselor education program, focusing specifically on the training of social learning therapists, is proposed. The supervision process in this model encompasses four stages: imparting and training of specific skills, supervision of actual counseling sessions, self-monitoring, and program completion. During the first stage, the trainee learns generic verbal and nonverbal counseling skills through modeling, reinforcement, behavioral rehearsal, and self-as-a-model. In stage two, the trainee counsels community clients and achieves skills mastery through peer feedback and individual and group supervision. In stage three, the trainee masters self-monitoring skills, which refer to the ability of the trainee to objectively assess and evaluate his own counseling performance. The skills are acquired through observation, feedback, and personal counseling. The fourth and final stage of the program involves certification of program completion. Supervisors, following this model, are specifically selected based on their training and experience in teaching and counseling, as well as their background in social learning theory. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Social Learning Theory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (64th, Los Angeles, CA, April 5-8, 1984).