ERIC Number: ED070008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Training of "Third World" Students to Function as Counselors.
In order to provide counseling services to ethnic minorities in a large university, a program was initiated to train minority students to function as counselors. The training program consisted of a one-quarter course in counseling. Approximately 70 students enrolled in the course, instructed by two psychiatrists, a counseling psychologist, and two advanced psychology graduate students. Lectures and discussion sessions focused on issues such as cultural background of minorities, crisis intervention, assessment, and helping relationships. Students also participated in small group encounters and in counselor-counselee role playing experiences. Several conclusions were drawn from the program. First, students and instructors agreed on which students would be the best counselors. Second, specific skills were viewed by students as favorable counselor attributes. Third, the training of more militant students to function as counselors was a feasible plan. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting, April 26-29, Portland, Oregon