ERIC Number: ED110876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Self-Management Projects in Counselor Education.
Hector, Mark A.
Much emphasis in the literature has been given to the idea that counselors can teach their clients self-management procedures and that through these procedures the clients can learn to solve their own problems. The concept of self-management as applied to the counselor education process and more specifically to the modification of counselor behaviors is discussed. The benefits of training counselors through self-management procedures are described. A specific plan that has been used with pre-practicum and practicum students is outlined. Each student is required to select some aspect of his or her counseling behavior and modify it according to the self-management plan. This plan suggests how a student can (1) identify a problem, (2) analyze the problem, (3) set a goal, (4) determine and implement a strategy, and (5) evaluate the project results. Three projects that students have completed are described. One project dealt with reducing the number of times the counselor used a meaningless filler in her speech. A second project concerned a student who wanted to ask fewer close ended questions and more open ended questions. The third project dealt with increasing the frequency of empathic responses. General student reactions to the self-management projects are also summarized. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, New York, March 23-26, 1975)