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Social Competence and Social Skills

A Theoretical and Practical Guide

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  • This book provides a conceptual basis of the field of social competence and social skills for students and professionals of psychology and other related areas

  • It explains how to plan and implement social skills training, which can be useful in different settings, such as clinical, educational, organizational and communitarian ones

  • It presents both the conceptual foundations and practical guidelines needed to plan and conduct individual and group interventions to promote social competence

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Social Skills

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 3-15
    3. Social Competence

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 17-37
    4. Interpersonal Tasks and Cultural Practices

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 39-44
    5. Programs and the Experiential Method

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 45-57
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59
    2. Evaluation

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 61-67
    3. Techniques, Procedures, and Resources Associated with Experiential Activities

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 69-76
    4. How to Promote Social Competence Requirements

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 77-83
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 85-85
    2. Planning a Social Skills Program Targeted at Social Competence

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 87-96
    3. Conducting a Social Skills Program Oriented Toward Social Competence

      • Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
      Pages 97-115
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 173-178

About this book

This book is a theoretical and practical guide in the field of social skills and social competence, based on decades of experience gained by the authors as researchers and professionals in psychology. The book was written for students and professionals who are involved in some way improving individuals´ social skills in different contexts, such as clinical, educational, organizational and community settings. The authors present the conceptual foundations, procedures, techniques, strategies and practical guidelines for planning and conducting effective programs aimed to social skills and social competence.

In the first part of the book, key concepts and fundamentals on the area are presented, as well as the basic behavioral classes of social skills and their non-verbal and paralinguistic components. The authors also propose a portfolio for the assessment of clients’ social skills deficits and strengths to thereby define the aims and procedures of interventions.

The second part focuses on guidelines to select and use procedures and techniques for promoting social skills and social competence. The authors present experiential activities that they created in previous interventions and that were tested in their research, showing evidence of effectiveness. Suggestions on how to evaluate participants’ repertoires and how to use these ideas in intervention planning are also described.

Finally, in the third part of the book, the authors go further presenting practical guidelines for planning and conducting programs and sessions to promote social skills and social competence, in either group or individual settings.

Keywords

  • Social Skills
  • Social Competence
  • Social Skills Training
  • Social Skills Programs
  • Experiential Method
  • Social Skills Portfolio
  • Social Skills Repertoire
  • Social Skills Deficits
  • Interpersonal Tasks
  • Group Interventions
  • Individual Interventions

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil

    Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette

About the authors

Almir Del Prette and Zilda A. P. Del Prette are psychology professors in the Graduate Programs (Special Education and Psychology) at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil. They elaborated intervention programs to promote social skills and interpersonal-professional development and strategies based on experiential activities, such as those presented in this book. Both authors have published papers and books on these themes and have constructed and tested instruments for assessing social skills in children, adolescents, and adults. They coordinate the Interpersonal Relations and Social Skills Research Group at UFSCar and organized a national group through the Brazilian National Association of Research and Graduate Studies in Psychology (ANPEPP) to connect researchers who study interpersonal relations and social competence. Their research activities have been funded by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and they have held research productivity grants.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Social Competence and Social Skills

  • Book Subtitle: A Theoretical and Practical Guide

  • Authors: Zilda A. P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70127-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-70126-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-70129-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-70127-7

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 178

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Psychotherapy

Buying options

eBook
USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-70127-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)