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ERIC Number: ED431158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 19
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Respect in the Training Relationship.
Breland, Alfiee M.; Steward, Robbie, J.; Neil, Doug; Miller, Matthew
This paper presents the concept of 'respect' as a critical component in maintaining effective working alliances among members of counseling and counseling psychology training environments. Current literature describes effective professional relationships with respect to dual relationships, faculty ethical behavior toward students, and professionals' ethical behavior toward clients. Literature addressing respectful behaviors between faculty, of students toward faculty, and between students is not present in current counseling and counseling psychology literature. Three case studies are described that highlight the potential difficulties encountered when a training program fails to address the issue of respectful behaviors at all levels. Recommendations for training programs that will effectively encourage respectful behaviors include: developing a consensus on what constitutes respectful behavior between professionals and trainees; devising specific respectful behavioral guidelines for students and faculty alike; and devising outlines that clearly delineate the behaviors expected of students toward faculty, faculty toward each other, and students toward their peers. The "Michigan State University Counseling Psychology Program Position Statement on Diversity and Professional Conduct" is offered as a model plan which proposes that training programs can effectively encourage respectful behaviors at all levels by discussing, drafting, implementing, and enforcing similar plans. (Contains 16 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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