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ERIC Number: ED439371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The Self-Awareness-Training Program in Counselor-Education.
Chen, Chin-Yen
Presents three empirical studies as the major foundation to form the self awareness training program in counselor education. These empirical studies were done sequentially to: (1) define what self-awareness is; (2) explore how the self-awareness training strategy can be conducted along with existing courses; and (3) evaluate the effects of the self-awareness training course from the viewpoint of counseling students. The self-awareness-training program, a two- or three-credit course, has four stages: a beginning, a learning-by-doing stage, a terminating stage, and an evaluation stage. To enhance thinking and enrich experiences through varied homework assignments, it is best to include both cognitive and experiencing aspects. The program encourages students to share, discuss, and participate in exercises for better comprehension. In order to consolidate learning effects, a learning journal and term paper are used at the end of the program. Basic concepts and knowledge are grounded at the beginning. The most significant point is counselor educators should be more aware of the meaning and worthiness of self-awareness and willing to conduct training. Based on studies contents of "helping relationships", being aware of counselor and client traits, including characteristics and behavior, are also necessary and important, besides counseling theories and skills. (Contains one figure describing the stages and strategies of the self awareness training program.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan