ERIC Number: ED169396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Social Skills Training in Epilepsy Rehabilitation.
Smith, Wayne R.
An innovative program at the University of Washington Epilepsy Center which employes group social skills training procedures to ameliorate the psychosocial problems of chronic seizure-disorder patients is described. The rationale for the program is presented through a brief social learning analysis of the effects of long-standing periodic lack of control of one's behavior, (that is, having seizures). The procedures taught in the program's social skills classes, derived from clinical behavior therapy and established self-control and stress-management techniques, are described in detail. Also presented is a description of the development of three skills-training classes. A framework for evaluating the effects of the classes is included, as well as a discussion of several issues relevant to developing a skills training program within a medical setting. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)