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NCJ Number: 63779 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: BASIC INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2ND ED - ADVANCED INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2ND ED - CORRECTIONAL COUNSELING - INSTRUCTORS MANUAL
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 156
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20534
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS TRAINING IS A PROGRAM DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LINE CORRECTIONAL WORKERS. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES VARIOUS TECHNIQUES FOR USE IN THE FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE LOOSELEAF MANUAL FOLLOWS A SYSTEMATIC FORMAT OF STRUCTURED EXPERIENCES AND PRACTICAL EXERCISES DESIGNED TO TEACH CORRECTIONAL WORKERS THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES ENACTED BY THE FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM. TRADITIONAL MEDICAL MODEL EMPHASIS ON DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IS DE-EMPHASIZED; EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON MOTIVATING INMATES TO TAKE GREATER RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING AND COMPLETING THEIR OWN CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS. TO DO THIS, COMMUNICATION MUST BE KEPT OPEN BETWEEN THE 'KEEPERS' AND THE 'KEPT.' THE BUREAU OF PRISONS HAS INCREASED ITS COMMITMENT TO PARTICIPATORY MANAGEMENT BY DELEGATING A GREAT DEAL OF DECISIONMAKING RESPONSIBILITY TO LINE STAFF. RESEARCH INDICATES THAT THE LINE EMPLOYEE CAN MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN INSTITUTION MORALE, IN INMATE LEVEL OF FUNCTIONING, AND IN IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPLETION OF POSITIVE CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS. THE MANUAL IS DIVIDED INTO FIVE SECTIONS: BASIC INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, ADVANCED INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, CORRECTIONAL COUNSELING, READINGS, AND EVALUATION. THE BASIC INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SECTION IS DIVIDED INTO 16 TEACHING MODULES; AN OBJECTIVE AND SUGGESTED EXERCISES ARE LISTED FOR EACH MODULE. SKILLS TAUGHT IN THE BASIC COURSE INCLUDE LISTENING, RESPONDING, INITIATING, AND PROBLEMSOLVING. THE ADVANCED INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SECTION CONTAINS A SCHEDULE AND COURSE CONTENT GUIDE, A TRAINER MANUAL, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAPING AND INTERVIEWING. THE ACCOMPANYING APPENDIX HAS MATERIAL ON PROBLEMSOLVING, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, AND VARIOUS RELATED FORMS. THE CORRECTIONAL COUNSELING SECTION COVERS THE AREA OF GROUP HELPING IN EIGHT MODULES, AND THE READING SECTION INCLUDES A GLOSSARY OF COMMON TERMS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. TESTS TO HELP THE STUDENT AND TEACHER EVALUATE COMPREHENSION ARE INCLUDED. SECTION APPENDIXES PROVIDE SKILL EXERCISES AND RELATED MATERIALS. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Correctional human relations Training; Correctional institutions (adult); Correctional Personnel Training; Counseling; Course materials; Effective communications training; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Federal correctional facilities; Inmate Programs; Staff development training
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