ERIC Number: ED214044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Developing Interculturally Skilled Counselors: Process and Productivity of the Project.
Pang, Dawn B.
This paper focuses on the structure, process, and accomplishments during the first two years of the Developing Interculturally Skilled Counselors (DISC) project, which trains and supervises eight pre-doctoral trainees for one-year appointments in the areas of intercultural awareness, knowledge, and skill. Objectives of the project are listed and stages used to reach the objectives are explained. The training stage, designed to teach trainees the concepts of awareness, knowledge, and skills through classroom work and in-field experiences, is discussed along with the three graduate seminar courses which comprise the training phase and student participation in field experience. The second stage of the project, the practice phase, is reviewed in terms of its focus on using knowledge and gaining experience in sharing skills. The implementation of this stage through the development of both research projects and inservice training workshops for mental health agencies is discussed. Examples of DISC research projects are included; the development and implementation of inservice workshops is described in detail. The final phase, evaluation, which measures training outcomes of all DISC activities is presented; methods of participant evaluation are reviewed; and the annual evaluation by the project evaluator, complete with suggestions for change, is described. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (61st, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981).