ERIC Number: ED211904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Peer Counseling. Searchlight Plus: Relevant Resources in High Interest Areas. No. 52+.
Mamarchev, Helen L.
This document contains a computer search of the ERIC database on the topic of peer counseling along with a narrative that highlights documents, identifies issues and trends, and suggests implications for guidance professionals. The concept of peer counseling is introduced and examined in terms of its history and rationale. Roles of peer counselors are reviewed and functions of peer counseling are enumerated in both direct and indirect helping relationships. A description of the selection of paraprofessional positions and individuals to fill those positions is followed by a discussion of peer counseling training objectives and procedures. Peer counseling programs are described at various educational levels, with special populations, and in nonacademic environments. Literature on evaluations of peer counseling programs is reviewed in which client and counselor perceptions of program effectiveness are considered. Program advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Finally, implications for counselors are suggested. The References section contains the complete computer search of ERIC journals and documents. (NRB)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Role, Counselor Selection, Counselor Training, Helping Relationship, Literature Reviews, Paraprofessional Personnel, Peer Counseling, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
Note: Pages 26-57 are marginally legible.