ERIC Number: ED195874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
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Transactive Communication in Peer Paraprofessional Counseling.
Berkowitz, Marvin W.; Prestby, John E.
The effect, if any, of Peer Paraprofessional Counseling (PPC) training on the transactive behavior of individuals was examined by studying the PPC program at Marquette University's Counseling Center. Subjects (N=38) were 8 students selected for the PPC program, 8 selected as alternates, 10 who did not pass selection criteria but were trained as a control group, and 12 who were neither selected nor trained as a second control group. Training lasted for five months, and emphasized human relations helping skills and group dynamics. After completion of training, all subjects participated in a study of transactive communication consisting of written tests of formal operational reasoning and within-group moral dialogue. Trained students were less likely to use operational transacts than non-trained students, indicating the PPC training procedures need to be supplemented with operational transactive communication skills. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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