ERIC Number: ED046021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Group Counseling in the Schools - A Panel Discussion. (February 7, 1969).
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This document presents a concise discussion of current thinking and practices in the area of group counseling in the schools. The material, divided into two sections is based on the discussion of a panel of counselor educators and practicing counselors. Part I consists of the discussion among the participants and Part II is composed of questions from an audience of members of the New York State Education Department staff. The panel shared their ideas of issues such as the goals of group counseling, various approaches and perspectives, the role of the counselor in the group, counselor self-disclosure, the screening of counselees, communication with parents and teachers, and training for group counselors. Questions dealt with subjects such as the effectiveness and advantages of group counseling, composition of groups, screening of members, goal setting, various techniques, remedial vs. developmental functions of the counselor, counselor specialization and measurement of counseling effectiveness. No guidelines were established and no specific points were agreed upon by group members, but many ideas and perspectives were expressed. (RSM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.