ERIC Number: ED028476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Developing Group Counseling Models for the Neighborhood Youth Corps. Final Report.
Daane, Calvin; And Others
Counseling in small groups was planned for a sample of youth from the Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC). Five models were involved: (1) Interpersonal, (2) Intropersonal, (3) Problem Identification, (4) Perceptual Modification, and (5) Relationship. Each model, designed to elicit specified behavior, utilized task prescriptions, selective responding, modeling, and "other-rapport" statements. Basic goals for the study were recommendations for NYC counseling and new variables for later research. Four areas of data were gathered: (1) pre- and post-testing, (2) comparison of enrollee behavior prior to and during counseling, (3) a comparative verbal interaction analysis between models, and (4) counselors' evaluation and self report. The counseling brought observable and positive effects. The team idea of two trained leaders conducting each model worked well, and the models appeared functional for group maintenance and balance of comfort-excitement levels. The models appear practical and functional for NYC counseling. (Author/KP)
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Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.