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ERIC Number: ED146478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 9
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Re-Evaluation Co-Counseling: A Method of Peer Self Help.
Rockman, Ilene F.
The college and university counseling center traditionally employs standard techniques in helping students, faculty, and staff in overcoming problems of mental stress (Berman, 1972). A technique suitable to both individual and group sessions, but rarely utilized is Re-Evaluation Co-Counseling or R.C. For the past twenty years, R.C. has gained an international following in affirming people as rational, intelligent, zestful, loving, and curious beings whose minds have become blocked and obstructed in the growth process from childhood to adulthood. Through the conscious discharge (e.g. crying, shaking, shivering, trembling, laughing, screaming, yawning, talking) of past accumulated hurts, one can work toward freedom from rigid behavior patterns toward an increased awareness of self. The co-counseling experience (two people acting as both client and counselor in alternating patterns) provides the means for discharging emotion in an effort to re-evaluate past hurts and behaviors. For effective peer counseling to be experienced, however, an understanding of RC theory must be established by a group leader in a setting from 8-20 weeks. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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