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NCJ Number: 220204 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Officers' Perceptions of the Competency-Based Counseling Training Program in Taiwan: A Preliminary Qualitative Research
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:51  Issue:5  Dated:October 2007  Pages:523-540
Author(s): Peter Jen Der Pan; Shih-Hua Chang; Chi-Wei Lin
Date Published: October 2007
Page Count: 18
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com/ 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study looked at the positive views held by Taiwanese correctional officers toward their counseling training program.
Abstract: In Taiwan, the correctional officers had to go from being solely custodial in nature to assuming a human service role, which entailed managing rehabilitation and treatment programs. The training program that the correctional officers took resulted in positive feelings. The officers felt that it was a significant learning experience. From the study, eight primary categories emerged as prominent and consistent themes: self exploration, participation, anxiety, learning environment construction, multiphase learning processes, positive effects of feedback, information dissemination, observation, learning, and the role of the instructor in competency-based counseling training program (CBCTP). The purpose of the research study was to present a model of the CBCTP with correctional officers from Taiwan and highlight findings from a qualitative study. The study was conducted by exploring the perceptions of the training program with 23 correctional officers. The participants were part of a 30-hour promotional training program approved by the Training Institute for Correctional Official in Taiwan. There was 100 percent participation, and respondents had open-ended questions. Limitations of the study are discussed. Appendix, references
Main Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training
Index Term(s): Counseling in correctional settings; Feedback; Taiwan
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