How to conduct training in psychology
The need to provide training for the first time in the school psychologist may occur suddenly, for example, at the request of the Director. New specialist is not always ready for the task at hand. And the way out of this situation is not copying other people's developments, and the preparation and conduct of their own training in psychology.
Instruction how to conduct training in psychology
Determine the theme and objectives of the training. Shape of their request, of your head. For example, consolidation of fragmented school team or class to the team or to avoid "burnout" among teachers. Be aware and self-interest, since no personal interest training can get boring. Make a list of the training group. Optimally, if it will go from 5 to 15 people. Plan the number of sessions and their duration.
Formulate the problem of training. For example, based on the first target, the task can be a help in establishing a constructive relationship and the ability to interact. Pick the appropriate psychological techniques. It is better if you develop the exercises themselves, but you can also use known psychotechniques. Choose exercises such that their orientation was different - on the motor activity, verbal or figurative. Write the final script and training plans for different days of the occupation.
Work on yourself. Training success depends on how the coach is able to convey to listeners verbal and nonverbal information. Practise facial expressions depicting the mirror surprise, joy, interest, fear, etc. Work with the sound system of non-verbal means - tone of voice, rate of speech, volume and voice height. Learn how to use them to highlight key points. Learn to keep eye contact with each participant or sub-groups of 3-5 people. Going to the training, pay attention to detail. Appearance should be neat and tidy.
In the first lesson, create a rule group. Communication on a "here and now" does not allow for consideration of the problems of the past and the future. Follow the activity of all members of the group and the personification of statements - one should express only his own opinion. Participants should be accented on emotional states and feedback. To do this, you need to rebuild the dialogue and begin to adequately talk about their feelings.
Create a confidential atmosphere. To do this, declare that communication in the group will be on "you" and all should speak only the truth. Tell students about the training principle of confidentiality, the essence of which is that what is happening in class will not passed and remained only among the participants.
End the occupation reflection. Each participant has to speak about what he bought, learned or understood on this day. In the next lesson, ask students to tell what happened they have a new, interesting, or funny. Encourage the participants to cultivate and analyze their actions, keep them optimistic.
At the last session warn the participants that should refrain from engaging in reckless behavior that may appear on the wave of enthusiasm after the training. Around it is not necessary to marry, changing school or work for a month, move, etc.