ERIC Number: ED051533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Selection of Paraprofessionals.; The Training of Paraprofessionals.; Supervision and Evaluation of Paraprofessionals.; The Paraprofessional - An Inside View.; Paraprofessionals in Psychology: An Annotated Bibliography.
Delworth, Ursula; And Others
The first paper, written by a paraprofessional, discusses the unclarity of the role of paraprofessionals and proceeds to elaborate on the different things which the paraprofessionals do in their work at a university counseling center. The second suggests that, where paraprofessionals are involved, the bulk of supervision should be directed at enhancing their growth. Supervision is viewed as the key to an ongoing evaluation program. Traditional selection procedures are critically evaluated in the third paper and the work of the New Careers movement and that of Carkhuff (1969) set down as promising models for selecting paraprofessionals. In the fourth paper, a general outline for training is presented. Both general skills (e.g., interpersonal) and specific skills (e.g., those which are job-related) are viewed as essential. Over 30 pertinent books and articles comprise the annotated bibliography. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.
Note: Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention in Denver, Colorado, May 12-15, 1971