ERIC Number: ED066679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Peer Counseling and Professional Responsibility.
Allen, Dean A.
The author discusses the responsibilities that professional counselors have for and to paraprofessionals who work in their field. He mentions seven areas of professional responsibility related to the training and use of paraprofessionals: (1) responsibility for the overall planning of training and service programs; (2) responsibility for role definition; (3) training functions of professionals; (4) client acceptance of paraprofessionals; (5) aiding of paraprofessionals in career mobility; (6) consideration of monetary compensation; and (7) legal liability. The author concludes that the main responsibility of professionals in providing humane and effective services is to encourage the creative potential for work of the paraprofessionals. Paraprofessionals need help in training, supervision and standard-setting, as well as enthusiastic and responsible partnership. (Author/WS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.
Note: Paper presented at the Fiftieth Annual Conference of the American College Health Association, April 18-22, 1972, Atlanta, Georgia