ERIC Number: ED126402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
On the Necessity of Training Counselors in Nonverbal Behavior: Background Information and Rationale. Pupil Personnel Services: Training Professionals to Anticipate the Challenges of the Future.
Hughey, Andrew R.; Piepgrass, Eileen L.
Counselor Education must train individuals to be extremely effective in communicating to others, and in understanding the communications of others. This involves a greater emphasis on nonverbal communication than exists in present counselor training programs. The paper reviews the available research on nonverbal communication from the various disciplines. It then examines counseling as primarily a communicative process, and discusses various counseling theories, particularly in terms of the importance of nonverbal communication. Types of nonverbal communication are noted, such as eye contact, facial expressions, gestures and proxemics. Finally, the paper offers a rationale for a training program in nonverbal communication, as well as some of the implications for counselor education in general. (NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Counselor Education.
Note: For related documents, see CG 010 685 - 692