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PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS TRAINING G



REF: PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS TRAINING AND THE AGGRESSIVE ADOLESCENT,

A/P/ GOLDSTEIN, MARY ANN PENTZ, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW, 1984, VOL 13, NO3, 311-323



SUBPROGRAMS:



Life Skills Education

Social Skill Training

Activities for Social Development

Relationship Enhancement

Teaching Conflict Resolution

Developing Human Potential

Interpersonal Communication

Directive Teaching



Techniques for teaching these skills:



instructing

modeling

role-playing

performance feedback

contingent reinforcement

prompting

shaping





Structured Learning approach



Asking for help

1. Decide what the problem is

2. Decide if you want help with the problem

3. Identify the people who might help you

4. Make a choice of helper

5. Tell the helper about your problem



Giving instructions

1. Define what needs to be done and who should do it

2. Tell the other person what you want him or her to do, and why

3. Tell the other person exactly how to do what you want done

4. Ask for his or her reaction

5. Consider his or her reactions and change your direction if appropriate



Other skills

Expression Affection Responding to a Complaint

Expressing a Complaint Preparing for a Stressful Conversation

Persuading Others Determining Responsibility

Responding to the Feelings Responding to anger

of others (Empathy)

Following Instructions Setting Problem Priorities

Responding to Persuasion Dealing with Being Left Out

Responding to Failure Dealing with an Accusation

Responding to Contradictory Dealing with Group Pressure

Messages