ERIC Number: ED230884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-31
Basic Considerations in Interviewing Children.
Jennings, Rick L.
This manual summarizes and highlights basic considerations in interviewing children. The relationship between interviewing for data collection and interviewing within the counseling or psychotherapeutic context is discussed. The Interviewer's Functional Checklist is presented to provide a method for self-evaluating interviewer behavior, and for developing and cataloging interviewing techniques. The 6 column check list covers 64 interviewer functions and includes space for checking and comments. The appendix to the checklist contains an explanation and description of each of the functions described, and includes brief examples of verbal techniques. The second chapter of the manual describes the major interviewing techniques of clarification, interpretation, reflection, confrontation, continued responses, and self-disclosure. The third chapter considers theoretical orientations including Rogers' person-centered approach, Ellis' rational-emotive approach, psychoanalytic approaches, Glasser's reality therapy, and transactional analysis. An accompanying videotape referenced in the manual is not available. (JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services.