ERIC Number: ED085638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Group Counseling Procedures.
Gaetz, E. L.
This paper includes both an evaluation of group counseling and a manual for training persons in group counseling. Thirty-five full-time graduate trained counselors were given 30 intensive hours of training in interpersonal skills and group work over a five-week period. In addition to this, all trainees operated a student group in conjunction with the training program and another after their training period as part of the research component. Each of the counselors involved committed a minimum of 50 hours to this program. The most relevant and significant finding is evidence suggesting that both attendance and achievement of students identified as truants and underachievers are significantly improved by both individual and group counseling. However, there is no clear evidence that individual counseling is more or less effective than group counseling. (Author/LP)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Innovative Projects Advisory Board, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Calgary School Board (Alberta).