ERIC Number: ED038484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Counseling the Urban Poor.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Guidance.
This publication is designed as a briefing for personnel working at all levels in agency programs focused on serving the disadvantaged section of the urban community. Described principally are: the productive activities of counselors staffing these programs and the supervisory rationale stated. A counseling program designed to meet the needs of the urban poor, it is held, must provide a way for people to make sense of their total experiences; a logical and economical way to do this is to assume responsibility for coordinating activities and providing many needed services. The use of an organization which is flexible as to size of groups as needed is contended as being able to provide more service and more intensive service than is now available; counselors assuming these responsibilities will need opportunities of examining and working with alternative ideas and solutions. A comprehensive program of staff development including counselor-supervisor meetings, extensive use of tapes, group conferences, monthly regional conferences, annual conferences, and a thirty-hour inservice training course is suggested in the counselor-supervisor helping relationship. The goal of developing a counseling organization by the supervisor integrated and responsive to its clients is held to be imperative of final achievement in facing the challenge of serving the poor. (RJ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Services, Counselor Performance, Counselor Training, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Group Counseling, Inservice Education, Nonprofessional Personnel, Professional Personnel, Staff Development, Supervisors
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Guidance.