ERIC Number: ED112302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Self Help Groups as Supportive Reference Communities.
Powell, Thomas J.
This paper demonstrates how the professional and self help groups can cooperate in offering direct client assistance. The author discusses the potential uses of the self help group by the professional counselor, and then examines these three dimensions of organized self help groups which should be considered: (1) their basic posture with respect to integration with society and collaboration with the professional community; (2) the manner in which they define a particular problem, and (3) actual program activities. He also discusses some benefits of self help program. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (52nd, Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 1975); For related document, see CG 010074