ERIC Number: ED057361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-21
Reference Count: 0
Training People in the Public Schools to Run Interracial Sensitivity Groups: A Graduate Program: 1971 Western Psychological Association Symposium.
Banaka, William H.; And Others
Six papers serve to provide an in-depth look at a psychology graduate program in which the clinical faculty and some graduate students and their wives assisted in the initial training of public school staff and students. The focus was on interracial conflicts. The first paper discusses the general goals for the graduate students, the school staff and student trainees, as well as week-end practicum participants. The overall design of the program is intended to provide graduate students with training in what can be called "community psychology," i.e., the establishment of educational roles with communities in an effort to reach more people in more fundamental ways. Three papers explore the impact on the various persons involved. Both positive and negative evaluations are included. The implications of the Interracial Sensitivity Program for graduate training in clinical psychology are elaborated. Powerful practitioner tools, relevant to contemporary social crises, are seen as a major outcome of such a program. A final paper concerns the interface between black youth and sensitivity groups, and suggests the need for a modified and more suitable technology. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR.; Portland Univ., OR.
Note: Papers presented at Western Psychological Association convention, San Francisco, Calif., April 21-24, 1971