ERIC Number: ED031721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral School Counseling: A Demonstration of the Stanford Career Planning Project.
Thoresen, Carl E.; And Others
The Stanford Career Planning Project designed and tested the effectiveness of three competing experimental treatments for promoting career exploration in adolescents. They were: (1) group structured stimulus materials, (2) group social modeling, and (3) a combination of the two. Planned stimulus materials were prepared and used in four group counseling sessions with eight subjects per counseling group. Four video-presented group social models were developed and used in four sessions paralleling the content of the structured stimulus materials. The sequence as well as content of these first two treatments were followed in the third treatment. A variety of learning activities and suggested counselor comments are included in the report to help achieve the following behavioral objectives: (1) given a small group of between four and eight high school students, it will be possible to identify student verbal responses demonstrating career information-seeking behaviors; (2) given the same type of group, it will be possible to use four types of verbal and nonverbal reinforcers immediately after students' verbal demonstrations of above-indicated behaviors; (3) it will be possible to use at least one method for determining how effective the group counseling program actually was. (Author/CJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969.