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ERIC Number: ED330928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 21
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An Intervention Program for High Risk Undergraduate Students: A Unique Collaborative Practicum Experience.
Lemoncelli, John J.; Leonard, Jean
This report describes the design, implementation, and subjective evaluation of a pilot program, in which graduate practicum students offered short-term counseling to 13 high-risk (academic probation) undergraduate students at Marywood College (Pennsylvania). The counselors-in-training were expected to provide direct counseling services and instruct the clients in the use of the college's academic support services. Counselors-in-training received direct, live supervision of each counseling session. The use of a one-way mirror and an audio system allowed the supervisor to instruct immediately the counselor-in-training via an earphone. The counselors-in-training observed one another and provided feedback concerning counseling skills, techniques, and goals and directions. Counselors-in-training further reviewed their sessions through videotape recordings. The program seemed to provide a highly successful experience for both the counselors-in-training and the undergraduate students who received the counseling services. With rising costs, and faculty and staff work load demands, many graduate and undergraduate clinical programs are not able to establish or maintain "clinics" for students to receive "hands-on" experience in a supervised setting. This pilot program appeared to offer a viable alternative to the traditional "clinic" model. In most cases, academic probation was symptomatic to personal and familial problems for the clients in this program. Eleven of the 13 students were retained by the college following the counseling. The campus-wide support for this pilot program from students, graduate and undergraduate, faculty and administration was extremely positive. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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