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NCJ Number: 66131 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: OUTREACH STREETWORK - AN OVERVIEW OF THE ART
Author(s): W J COSSE
Corporate Author: Act One c/o Lenox Hill Neighborhood Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 134
Sponsoring Agency: Act One c/o Lenox Hill Neighborhood Assoc
New York, NY 10021
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-CA-AX-0053
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL, IN PROVIDING SYSTEMATIC STREET OUTREACH TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS, EXAMINES THE COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP, HOW TO APPROACH CLIENTS, ANDD COUNSELING TECHNIQUES.
Abstract: THIS MANUAL CONSISTS OF 12, 90-MINUTE TRAINING SESSIONS FOR GROUPS OF 8 TO 10 PERSONS, COMPOSED OF BOTH THEORY AND PRACTICAL EXERCISES. TRAINING SESSIONS CONSIST OF GROUP INTERACTION AND SHARING RATHER THAN LECTURES BY THE INSTRUCTOR, WHO SERVES AS A FACILITATOR AND GUIDE. THE FIRST TRAINING SESSION AIMS TO BUILD TRUST IN THE TRAINING GROUP AND INTRODUCE COUNSELING CONCEPTS. DISCUSSION CENTERS ON REASONS FOR COUNSELING ANDD THE COUNSELOR'S SELF-CONCEPT. GOALS OF THE SECOND AND THIRD TRAINING SESSIONS ARE TO ENHANCE TRUST AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS AND IDENTIFY ROLES OF THE CLIENT AND COUNSELOR AND IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE COUNSELING PROCESS. THE FOURTH SESSION AIMS TO DEFINE MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR AND UNIQUE ASPECTS OF MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH WORK, AND INTRODUCE THE THREE MAJOR TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS (SYMMETRICAL, COMPLEMENTARY, METACOMPLEMENTARY). SYMMETRICAL AND METACOMPLEMENTARY RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE ESTABLISHED BY COUNSELORS WTH THEIR CLIENTS. FIFTH AND SIXTH TRAINING SESSIONS REVIEW PAST WORK, FURTHER DISCUSS IMPORTANT TYPES OF COUNSELOR-CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS, AND IDENTIFY AND DISCUSS ASPECTS OF CONTRACTING (AGREEING, IMPLICITLY OR EXPLICITLY, TO SUPPLY NEEDS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A CLIENT). SUBSEQUENT TRAINING SESSIONS APPLY THE THEORY THAT HAS BEEN INTRODUCED, THROUGH PRACTICAL EXERCISES, TECHNIQUES FOR RESOLVING CONFLICTS WHEN CONTRACTING WITH A CLIENT, TECHNIQUES TO REMOVE CLIENT RESISTANCE TO COUNSELING, APPROACHING HIGH-RISK ADOLESCENTS, CONFRONTING CLIENTS WITH THEIR MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR, AND OTHERS. FINAL CHAPTERS DISCUSS WAYS OF MOVING YOUTH CONTRACTING ON THE STREETS FOR COUNSELING INTO TRADITIONAL THERAPY, AND ENABLE TRAINEES IN THE COURSE TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES. EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES ARE GIVEN. A BIBLIOGRAPHY WITH 18 CITATIONS IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Counseling techniques; Counseling training; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Mental health services; Milieu therapy; Social work
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