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ERIC Number: ED087961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Pages: 16
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Social-Learning-Systems Approach of Accountability for Counseling.
Perez, Francisco I.; Taylor, Ronald L., Jr.
This speech describes a process through which counselors can show themselves to be accountable. This social-learning-systems approach integrates both the counseling process and the counseling outcome factors into a continuour system of input, process, outcome, and feedback geared toward behavior change. The social-learning approach is divided into five steps: (1) defining the problem in terms of behavior in specific situations; (2) specifying behavioral objectives to be reached; (3) making observations and noting the frequency of occurrence of the target behavior, its antecedents, and its consequences; (4) forming a plan of intervention by contingency reinforcement of desireable behaviors and by arrangement of situations which increase the probability of the client performing desireable behaviors; and (5) evaluating, maintaining, or adjusting and, finally, terminating the intervention program. The speech also describes celeration, a precise system of behavioral measurement which deals with the number of responses per unit of time. An instrument (the Standard Behavior Chart) utilizes these behavioral units so as to permit direct comparisons between different variables effecting behavioral change. (Author/LKP)
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