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ERIC Number: ED109484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Counseling Program Development and Rationale. Responding to: "2. Comprehensive Overview of the Mountain-Plains Counseling Program...". Counseling Services Report No. 10.
Conrad, Rowan W.
A program rationale within the overall Mountain-Plains structure is outlined along with current program practice and evaluation. The new personal counseling program includes extensive use of group settings, objectives derived from evaluation, program options for students, and the introduction of evaluation instruments keyed to objectives. The four-part document focuses on personal variables that would foster an understanding of adult success phenomena. Following an introduction to the counseling program, part 2 traces the history of the Mountain-Plains Counseling Program, a program begun with no specificity of program content, delivery system, or staffing qualifications. Part 3 reviews the development guidelines formulated from interview data, past errors, and theoretical models. Several key experiential and theoretical considerations were: dependency, staffing, approach, gain versus maintenance, development versus crisis response, coaching, self-direction, relationships, environmental control, and responsibility. Part 4 compares the old program (phase 3) with that now operating (phase 4), highlighting major changes. The redevelopment program was added to the other three parts of the counseling program: orientation, personal and family counseling, and community development. Appendixes include: an introduction to groups, a participant inventory scale, report procedures, a student checklist, and a list of counseling services reports. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Services, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Guidance Objectives, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, Pupil Personnel Services, Regional Programs, Reports
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development Program, Inc., Glasgow AFB, MT.