ERIC Number: ED046052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-5
Reference Count: 0
A Systems-Derived Performance-Based Counseling Techniques Curriculum.
Lauver, Philip J.
The report discusses the use of systems techniques to answer the question of what should be taught in a prepracticum course, Techniques of Counseling. The approach required: (1) definition of counselor problem-solving functions, and (2) construction of a system model of effective counseling in order to identify the skills and information needed to perform those functions. Three primary counselor functions are considered: (1) understanding client problems, (2) doing counseling, and (3) evaluating counseling. Terminal behavioral objectives, pertinent to each of these functions, were developed for the Techniques of Counseling course and were based on the needed skills and information identified through the systems model. Students were observed to effect planned behavioral change after successfully performing the terminal behavioral objectives of the course. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association in New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971