ERIC Number: ED250633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-24
Reference Count: 0
Dealing with the Manana Syndrome: Some Strategies Using Cognitive, Behavioral, and Art Therapy Techniques.
Wiggers, T. Thorne
This paper describes two personal development groups for procrastinators, the "Unblocking" group and "The Manana Syndrome." Theoretical background for the groups is presented based on behavioral techniques adapted from Lakein's work on time management and Ellis' work on cognitive therapy. Differences between the two groups are outlined: Unblocking uses art therapy to help graduate students stalled on their dissertations, while The Manana Syndrome uses traditional verbal techniques to help any student or staff member with time management problems. Specific information about the format of each group is presented. There is also a description of some of the common difficulties which arise during the group sessions and an explanation of how the group process is used to help change the participants. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a panel "Procrastination and University Students: Theories and Programming" at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).