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Microcounseling: A counselor training format relating to sexual concerns of spinal cord injured woman


The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of using the microcounseling model in the training of rehabilitation counselors to respond appropriately to the sexual concerns of spinal cord injured women. The study demonstrated the effectiveness of utilizing the microcounseling approach especially when compared to a traditional lecture and discussion teaching format. Microcounseling offers the trainee a more involved learning stimulus that involves both modeling and demonstration role-play. The implications point to the utilizing of microcounseling techniques in assisting potential counselors to develop effective counseling response skills in relating to the sexual concerns of spinal cord injured women.

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The authors wish to express their gratitude to Marilyn C. Geller for her library research and invaluable editorial assistance in the preparation of this article.

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Sawyer, H.W., Allen, H.A. & Reisin, B.L. Microcounseling: A counselor training format relating to sexual concerns of spinal cord injured woman. Sex Disabil 6, 30–37 (1983).

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  • Spinal Cord
  • Teaching Format
  • Training Format
  • Injured Woman
  • Sexual Concern