ERIC Number: ED241764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Interpersonal Skills Training. Basic Helping Skills for Rehabilitation Workers. A Follow-up Package.
Akridge, Robert L.; And Others
This participant's manual is part of a set of training materials developed to help vocational rehabilitation workers improve their basic helping skills. It contains reading materials to assist trainees in developing a clear concept of the helping model and self-critiquing exercises to help them integrate their new skills into particular work settings. Part 1 contains the self-critiquing exercises with directions for tape recording one's responses on the facilitation scale and plotting them on the facilitation graph. Forms are provided for rating the client's responses on self-directive behavior, self-revealing behavior, and internalization/externalization of behavior. Part 2 is a review of the facilitative conditions essential for helping. It defines empathy, respect, genuineness, self-disclosure, personally relevant concreteness and specificity, immediacy of relationships, and confrontation in terms of specific helper behaviors and attitudes. Scales for measuring each of these dimensions are presented, and specific examples to illustrate high and low levels of each condition are included. Counselor/client excerpts illustrating common mistakes helpers make are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Counselors, Helping Relationship, Human Services, Interpersonal Competence, Personnel, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skill Development, Staff Development, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publications Dept., Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 (#1052--$2.00).
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 038 561-563.