ERIC Number: ED369127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Coaching and Counseling: Where To Draw the Line.
Colvert, Audra L.
Examining the role of the forensics coach as counselor, this paper attempts to define the role more clearly and offers guidelines and suggestions concerning where to draw the line between coaching and counseling "forensicators." The paper advances the premise that coaches have many responsibilities which include significant dimensions of counseling. Based on the results of a survey of helping and counseling skills completed by college and university forensics coaches (66 males and 32 females) in the United States, the paper presents general guidelines and recommendations as well as advice on dealing with students' eating disorders, depression, and substance abuse. The paper suggests that if coaches can instill self-esteem and self-confidence in students by helping, then they will be accomplishing their roles as humanistic educators which is aiming for the total well-being of students and fostering social and mental growth. Contains 15 references. The survey instrument is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Debate Coaches
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).