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ERIC Number: EJ1160267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Effectiveness of LifeRAFT Undergraduate Helping Skills Training Model
Campbell, Elizabeth L.; Davidson, Kenzie; Davidson, Spencer M.
Psychology Teaching Review, v23 n2 p32-41 2017
LifeRAFT, a helping skills training model for undergraduate paraprofessionals, addresses training needs for applied psychology skills for undergraduate psychology majors. LifeRAFT draws from three empirically supported psychotherapy treatments to introduce counselling theory and encourage helping skill progression. Trainees learn practical helping strategies appropriate for paraprofessional use that are drawn from cognitive, behavioural, and emotion-focused therapies and are taught to work interactively with thoughts, actions, and feelings to promote client exploration and transformation. In a study of LifeRAFT's training effectiveness, 18 undergraduate students received LifeRAFT training. Training effectiveness was explored pre- and post-training using client, counsellor, and observer rating forms. Results suggest that LifeRAFT is an effective method for training undergraduates in helping skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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