ERIC Number: ED041331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Employment Counseling: A Behavioral Approach to Action. The Employment Counselor and Humanistic Psychology. A Social Engineering Approach to Employment Counseling.
Pappas, James; And Others
This paper discusses a variety of intervention strategies for altering unemployment and resultant unadaptive behaviors. Goal setting, counterconditioning contingency management and consultation are focused upon. The article concludes with a brief discussion of the external system of employers, and the internal system within the counselors own agency. In both cases, the counselor must be aware of changes that are necessary. In the article "The Employment Counselor and Humanistic Psychology", two points are brought out: (1) optimism is needed; (2) approaches and programs should be developed geared toward working with people in terms of where they are and what they need. Humanistic psychology needs to shed its idealism and behaviorism needs to shed its conceit so that from the two, problems may be solved which are now facing employment counselors. "A Social Engineering Approach to Employment Counseling" explains that employment counselors to be effective must concern themselves with the total personality function of their clients and must also be adept at creating and maintaining an effective counseling relationship. To do this, they must go beyond typical procedures and become actively involved in social engineering in order to meet the needs of their unique clientele. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970