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ERIC Number: ED034272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 11
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A Marathon Counseling Session for Parents of Underachieving High School Students.
Rovin, Ronald; And Others
Three couples, parents of underachieving high school students, and three counselors participated in a fifteen hour marathon counseling session. This session followed a year of weekly group counseling meetings of 1-1/2 hours duration. The marathon session was video-taped and the results were examined by the counselors. Six stages of group development were identified: (1) initial anxiety, (2) hostility directed towards counselors and others in the group, (3) commitment to a purpose, (4) return to surface level topics. (5) basic encounters and group catharsis, and (6) separation anxiety. The evaluation of the session by the participants indicated that the experience was an emotionally intense one for each of them, and some of the members reported behavioral pattern changes in themselves or their spouses. The research reported herein was funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Wheeling Public Schools, WV.