ERIC Number: ED212247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Training Counselors of Women: An Institute Model.
Kincaid, Marylou Butler
The Summer Institute in Counseling Girls and Women, a training model offered by the Graduate School of Education's Psychology in Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania, is described. The Summer Institute integrates the three curricular areas of the psychology of women, counseling of women, and organizational and program development to encourage counselors to provide direct and indirect services and to view themselves as psychoeducators rather than remedial counselors. These three course units are described, along with the following objectives of the Institute: (1) to examine and evaluate both traditional and contemporary approaches to counseling girls and women; (2) to become familiar with the literature on sex bias in education and counseling and examine their attitudes toward females; (3) to develop understanding of the developmental needs and issues of women in general and subgroups of girls and women; (4) to develop understanding of how societal forces have served to limit female development; (5) to develop helping skills (e.g., individual and group counseling, program planning, and intervention); and (6) to develop skills for evaluating materials, procedures, and tools used in the helping process, such as career information and interest measures. Institute courses are taken as electives by students from other professional programs (education, nursing, and social work), and it appeals to both graduate students in training and practicing counselors. Additionally, the Institute serves an income-producing function for programs that may be experiencing some decline in tuition income, especially during the summer months. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).