ERIC Number: ED338000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Sustaining Employment: Social Skills at Work.
Jonikas, Jessica A.; And Others
This manual is intended for use by persons with psychiatric disabilities who are employed in the community but need to improve their social skills to maintain their employment. It is designed to be taught to mental health consumers by mental health consumers. Each session outline includes objectives; a list of materials needed; and exercises that involve role plays, problem solving, and reactions to case studies. The course is divided into 19 sessions, with each session focusing on a specific skill. Covered are: the importance of social skills at work; becoming acquainted with co-workers at appropriate times; coping with mental illness; coping with social withdrawal and lack of motivation; coping with low levels of self-esteem and lack of confidence; understanding others' facial expressions and body language; smoking etiquette in the workplace; resisting the temptation to smoke; assessing the appropriateness of a raise or extra benefits; requesting a raise or extra benefits; getting along with the supervisor; resolving conflicts with the supervisor; friendships and romance in the workplace; discouraging unwanted romantic advances at work; knowing your rights as an employee; quitting a job; coping with being laid off or fired; appropriate behaviors following job termination; and evaluating the curriculum. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Coping, Dismissal (Personnel), Employer Employee Relationship, Friendship, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Layoff, Lesson Plans, Mental Disorders, Motivation, Postsecondary Education, Self Esteem, Social Development, Vocational Adjustment
Thresholds National Research and Training Center on Rehabilitation and Mental Illness, 561 West Diversey Parkway, Suite 210-A, Chicago, IL 60614 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Thresholds, Chicago, IL.
Note: For a related document, see EC 300 743.