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ERIC Number: ED420817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 25
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A Model for Training Group Counselors.
Anderson, Rebecca D. Gariglietti, Kelli P.; Price, Gary
Following a review of the literature of group counselor experiential training, this paper describes a rationale for an experiential growth group model to be used as an adjunct to a masters level group theories course. Such a course is a typical requirement within counselor training programs across the country. The current controversy which surrounds the use of experiential methods in training group counselors is examined (i.e., the problem of the dual role of the educator as growth group facilitator when the experiential group is used for training). Training models are reviewed for their efficacy and extent of use; three groups of models are described. The benefits of participating in experiential group activities are weighed against the role conflicts and risks for both educators and students. The purposes of group experience in a training model are discussed; the rationale and logistics of the model are outlined. A session-by-session outline of the group training model is presented. Session plans include purpose of the session, exercises or activities, a sense of the experience to be gained, and intended outcome for that session. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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