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ERIC Number: ED188045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-11
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Professional Development for Counselors of Women: A Workshop Model.
Kohn, Patricia
A three-day conference was held to improve counselors' abilities to help female clients respond to changing roles. An extensive evaluation was conducted to determine: (1) the extent to which the workshop changed participants' knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding women in the work world; (2) how the workshop could be improved; and (3) for what types of counselors this workshop would be beneficial. The conference activities included panel discussions, lectures, small and large group discussions, and review of a videotaped job interview. Overall, 93% of the participants gave the workshop a rating of very good or excellent, citing the panel discussions and the opportunity for discussions with other counselors as particularly effective. One month following the workshop 45% of those responding to a follow-up questionnaire had completed at least one of three goals they had set for creating changes at their worksite. However, there was no measureable improvement in counselors' knowledge, skills, and attitudes as a result of the workshop. Respondents also indicated that the workshop was appropriate for counselors from various backgrounds and worksettings. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association for Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors (64th, Cincinnati, OH, April 9-12, 1980).