The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Programs that focus on the development of improved self-awareness, avoidance of stressful behavior, and improved decision-making skills. (CIP Code #37)
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
Dr. Phil McGraw by Matt Selby
Dr. Thomas A Harris (1927-1993)
Author of notable self-help book “I'm OK, You’re OK” Anthony Robbins (1960-Present)
Prominent self-help expert and public speaker Phillip C. McGraw Ph.D. (1934-Present)
American TV personality, author, and self-help specialist
Personal Decision-Making Skills.
A program that focuses on how to develop individuals' abilities to assess decisions affecting their lives and to make life choices consistent with needs and beliefs.
Self-Esteem and Values Clarification.
A program that focuses on the development of personal philosophies and ideas of positive self-concept and self-worth, and applying these knowledge and skills in everyday circumstances.
Self-Awareness and Personal Assessment.
A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills useful in becoming aware of one's feelings, using methods of assessing one's personal attributes, and being aware of how one is perceived by others.
Stress Management and Coping Skills.
A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills useful in avoiding stressful situations and managing them when they occur, including dealing with complex and long-term stressful relationships.