ERIC Number: ED147756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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A Model for Counseling Troubled Supervisors.
Phillips, Donald A.; Older, Harry J.
Supervisors of alcoholic employees sometimes develop a range of strong feelings similar in nature to those of the employees they wish to help. These strong feelings prevent supervisors from dealing with alcoholic employees in objective, constructive ways. To overcome these barriers supervisors require specialized counseling. A proposed framework for counseling such supervisors takes advantage of the parallel syndrome of feelings and behaviors. This concept utilizes the ready availability of the required skills in the population of alcoholism counselors. It suggests that those to whom supervisors may turn initially, in a quest for a solution to their dilemma, need to examine their ability to provide this counseling. The approach has a high degree of face validity for both counselors and supervisors, and provides suggestions for re-assessing current approaches to supervisory training. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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