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Author Prette, Zilda A. P. del

Title Social competence and social skills : a theoretical and practical guide / Zilda A.P. Del Prette, Almir Del Prette
Published Cham : Springer, 2021


Description 1 online resource
Contents 1. Social Skills -- 2. Social Competence -- 3. Interpersonal Tasks and Cultural Practices -- 4. The Experiential Method and Programs -- 5. Evaluation -- 6. Techniques, Procedures and Resources Associated with Experiential Activities -- 7. How to Promote Social Competence Requirements -- 8. Planning a Social Skills Program Targeted at Social Competence -- 9. Conducting a Social Skills Program Oriented Toward Social Competence -- 10. Experiential Activities and other Procedures and Techniques for Social Skills Programs
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 19, 2021)
Subject Social skills.
Social skills.
Habilitats socials.
Genre/Form Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Prette, Almir del
ISBN 9783030701277