Communication skills training for paraprofessional helpers.

  title={Communication skills training for paraprofessional helpers.},
  author={A W Avery},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  volume={6 6},
  • A W Avery
  • Published 1978 in American journal of community psychology
The purpose of the present study was to develop and evaluate a training program for paraprofessional helpers. Twenty dormitory counselor candidates were given 20 hours of communication training while 15 other candidates were given no training. The results indicated that the trained subjects demonstrated significantly higher levels of empathy than the untrained subjects and that they maintained their level of empathy after 6 months. Results are discussed in terms of the lasting effects of the… CONTINUE READING