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ERIC Number: ED232106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
SCRIPT: A Skill Development Procedure for Training Group Counselors.
Kaczkowski, Henry
A basic problem in preparing group counseling leaders is providing an instructional program which gives both information about group work and experience in leading groups. The Structured Counseling Role Interpersonal Phased Transactions (SCRIPT) format attempts to reduce this problem. Frequently, students are required or expected to participate in a counseling group in order to learn group leadership skills; SCRIPT attempts to avoid the role ambiguity and other problems inherent in such a requirement by using simulation or role playing exercises. As a structured experience, SCRIPT permits many behaviors inherent in a group to occur spontaneously, demonstrating to students that, while group process generalizations exist, each group experience has its own characteristics. SCRIPT is based on the assumption that group development is sequential and thematic in nature; this focus helps students differentiate between natural and therapeutic interactions. A SCRIPT role-play generally proceeds as follows: the general purpose and developmental stage of the group are identified; students secretly choose a personality structure to role-play, a leader (either student or instructor) is chosen; and the episode is videotaped and later analyzed. This process helps students understand the group procedures discussed in didactic courses. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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