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ERIC Number: ED079653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Pages: 17
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[Peer Counseling.]
Hoppenbrouwers, Toke; And Others
Six graduate students responsible for the creation of a peer-counseling walk-in clinic discuss the training techniques used for peer counselors at UCLA. A psychology course featuring didactic and informational lectures, small laboratory sessions, and personal growth groups was instrumental in generating three basic attributes in the peer counselors: warmth, empathy, and genuineness. Training labs sensitized students to six interpersonal response modes: questions, advisement, silence, interpretation, self disclosure, and reflection of feelings. The presentation includes: (1) a discussion of the model used to train peer counselors; (2) an assessment of the program and of the change in students' counseling skills; (3) a summary of the program and of future plans; and (4) a suggestion that task teams constitute an alternative in graduate education on both a departmental and interdepartmental level. (Author/LAA)
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