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ERIC Number: ED105303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 22
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Systematic Human Relations Training for Paraprofessionals.
Gazda, George M.
Systematic Human Relations Training (SHRT) is predicated on the basic assumption that there are certain core helper-offered conditions that are necessary in a helping relationship, i.e., empathy, respect, warmth, concreteness, genuineness, self-disclosure confrontation, and immediacy. This, however, is only part of the model. The second basic assumption is that the preferred stages of problem exploration and resolution include the three steps, or goals, outlined by Carkhuff: helpee self-exploration leads to helpee understanding leads to appropriate helpee action. The author details these three steps and explores the concept of "helping is learning" as an element in training the paraprofessional. The SHRT model allows for different goals for different levels and/or amounts of training. The model indicates that an internship-type experience with an "expert" trainer is the preferred mode for developing a trainer. In addition, this paper reviews the process of training in systematic human relations as well as the qualifications necessary for a trainer or trainee. The author concludes by citing extensive research on groups trained through the SHRT model and proposes areas for future research. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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