ERIC Number: ED034224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Simulation in Counselor Education.
Most counselor trainees do not know how to help clients elaborate their own unique meanings in life. To provide experiences to overcome this, the author has attempted to do the following in the practicum: (1) provide a simulated client experience for the trainee by having each individual in the group react to an emotional simulation sequence and then to explore his feelings to this stimulus; and (2) help the members of the practicum group explore the feelings of other group members in a constructive way, so that each "plays" counselor for the other. The model used involves the use of video play-back. One person in the group at a time per film reacts to the sequence and the group members and the instructor explore the reactions that the individuals experience. Following the sequence the video which shows the person viewing the simulation film and the sound of the film is played back. The process of discussion is also filmed and can be replayed. The effects of this procedure are: (1) the T.V. gives a visual playback, and (2) the group process is captured and can be played back. The major assumption of this method is that the way a person feels in anxiety producing situations is a measure of the effectiveness that a person will have in a counseling situation. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech delivered at Convention of American Personnel and Guidance Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30-April 3, 1969