ERIC Number: ED103053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Student Development Modules in Community College Peer Helper Training.
Anderson, Donald; And Others
Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) has developed a peer helper training program based on a modular training design. A peer helper at VWCC is a student attending the college who has been trained and evaluated as being effective in specifically defined interpersonal helping relationships. Peer helpers provide services as an adjunct to those services provided by the VWCC counseling staff. After initial failure to develop a successful training program, the VWCC counseling staff developed an innovative modular training program. Each module is an independent unit focusing on particular cognitive, skill, and/or affective requirements of a specific task. Sixteen training modules are included in the program and are listed in the appendix. The assumptions underlying the general aspects of the program are: (1) there does exist a common core of facilitative conditions or relationship-building skills that is characteristic of all helping interpersonal relationships and (2) a helper must have skills and knowledge or a response repertoire adequate and specific for the task to be performed. Means for evaluating the individual participants in the program are described. An extensive bibliography used in developing the VWCC program is included. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke.
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (50th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 175)