ERIC Number: ED031744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Time-Extended Multiple Group Counseling.
Ficek, Daniel E.
Time-extended groups provide the following: (1) they ease the need to get things started immediately, (2) they provide the opportunity for interaction to be carried to its natural end-point, (3) they allow a greater range of techniques to be experienced by members, (4) they increase the chances for therapeutic contact, (5) they allow participants to experience a wider range of personal experimentation, and (6) they can include a larger number of participants. Useful techniques for use with time-extended groups are described. Both verbal and non-verbal techniques are included. Suggested time sequences are discussed. Two to three hour groups, five to eight hour groups, twelve to eighteen hour groups or twenty-four hour groups are felt to be desirable. Undesirable behavior can be decreased by: (1) obtaining the medical and physical history of each member, (2) discouraging borderline psychotics from participating, (3) establishing rules, (4) keeping membership below 20, and (5) having co-counselor training and participation. Assessment of gains or losses by members can be made using an autobiography, self-rating scales, or sociometry. (EK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper was presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969.