Participant Modeling

Participant Modeling is a technique that is used in psychotherapy where a therapist or counselor assists a client in learning desired or appropriate behaviors through “modeling” (demonstrating the behavior) and then assisting the client in imitating the modeled behavior. For instance, if a client needs to learn how to use a public bus the therapist would take them to the bus stop, show them how to wait for the bus, walk up the steps, pay the driver, find a seat and then get off the bus when they get to the correct stop.