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ERIC Number: EJ1035120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: EISSN-1540-1391
Breaking Bad News in Counseling: Applying the PEWTER Model in the School Setting
Keefe-Cooperman, Kathleen; Brady-Amoon, Peggy
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v8 n3 p265-277 2013
Breaking bad news is a stressful experience for counselors and clients. In this article, the PEWTER (Prepare, Evaluate, Warning, Telling, Emotional Response, Regrouping) model (Nardi & Keefe-Cooperman, 2006) is used as a guide to facilitate the process of a difficult conversation and promote client growth in a school setting. In this structured creative model, communication skills are grouped in a systemic and progressive manner that can be individualized to meet client and situational needs. PEWTER addresses the multiple factors and layers that affect the counseling situation when giving life-changing news. A case example is provided that outlines each phase of the PEWTER model.
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Language: English
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