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ERIC Number: ED125705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 19
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A Case for Peer Counseling.
Parker, Delores A.
The purpose of this paper was to design a peer counseling program for Davidson County Community College. Implementation of such a program will provide more services for each student at a low cost, will provide leadership/work experience for students at the college, and will enable professional counselors to devote more of their time to the counseling function rather than to the guidance function. The primary function of the peer counselor is to perform those duties that do not require professional credentials, such as information-giving, study techniques, and class scheduling assistance. In the literature review, the author details the functions of paraprofessionals, the functions of the counselor, and the advantages of utilizing paraprofessionals. After describing the peer counseling programs at two other North Carolina community colleges, the author presents a method for gaining administrator support and approval, plans for selecting and training peer counselors, a proposed list of peer counselor functions, and a method of evaluating the peer counseling program. A short bibliography is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Books
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