ERIC Number: ED174758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Research for Comprehensive Community-Based Guidance, Counseling, Placement and Follow-Through Assistance Involving Peer Counseling and Emphasizing Special Needs Groups. Final Report.
Glassboro State Coll., NJ.
A project was conducted to adapt and apply a model to train counselors in techniques that combine the principles of peer counseling and career counseling. The effectiveness of this model was studied by monitoring the applications of those techniques by the participating counselors in their counseling settings. Thirty counselors participated in a sixteen-week, two-phase training program. The first phase consisted of a series of workshops in which counselors actively experienced the counseling training model with an emphasis on employment skills. The second phase provided staff assistance to counselors as they implemented program concepts into counseling activities. Research focused on the effectiveness of the model on the self-perceptions and the job-seeking skill of clients in the counselors' home setting. Significant outcomes included (1) a training program in peer-counseling and employment-skills servicing to the needs of adult counselors and community-based agencies such as CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act), OIC (Occupational Information Centers), public employment service, etc.; (2) better equipped counselors able to deal with clients in group settings; (3) a peer-counseling model based in community agencies that effectively meets the clients' employment-related needs; and (4) an effective peer counseling handbook containing approaches and activities pertinent to the clients' needs. (Pre-test instruments, evaluation forms, and other related project forms are appended.) (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Glassboro State Coll., NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey