ERIC Number: ED241762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Interpersonal Skills Training. Basic Helping Skills for Rehabilitation Workers. A Workshop Primer.
Akridge, Robert L.; And Others
This workshop primer is part of a set of training materials developed to help vocational rehabilitation workers improve their basic helping skills. Designed for trainees to receive two weeks prior to attending an interpersonal skills (IPS) training group, this self-instructional booklet has three purposes: to build motivation for IPS training, to teach essential concepts, and to begin skill building activities. Part 1 begins with a description of IPS training and information on how to prepare oneself. Helper response styles are then considered. An exercise helps to familiarize the trainee with the various types, and emphasis is placed on person-centered responses. Next, information and an exercise on determining another person's communication objectives are provided. Guidelines for making person-centered responses are followed by examples and discussion of counselor/client responses. An exercise to explore one's personal construct system concludes part 1. The focus of part 2 is on facilitating behavioral change. It begins with a description of the information processing model of human behavior. The process of helping is then explained by dealing with the exploration, understanding, and action phases individually. Empathic responding is the final topic discussed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Counselors, Helping Relationship, Human Services, Interpersonal Competence, Personnel, Skill Development, Staff Development, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publications Dept., Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 (#1112--$2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 038 561-564.