ERIC Number: ED247692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Down the Up Staircase: The Teacher as Therapist.
A teacher of behaviorally disordered children notes the unease which members of her profession feel towards therapy and urges that principles of psychotherapy be reexamined for possible incorporation into instruction. Four premises are addressed: (1) that excluding counseling and psychotherapeutic interventions limits the helping role of teachers; (2) that psychoeduction can contribute to and learn from educational technology; (3) that teachers can intentionally teach new thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and (4) that psychologists and educators should work together to prepare materials and training opportunities for teacher education. Ways in which teachers can acquire some these skills (through courses, reading, and practice) are suggested. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper contained in "Social/Affective Interventions in Behavioral Disorders," edited by Judith K. Grosenick and Others (see EC 170 044).