ERIC Number: ED181174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Peer Counseling and Employment Skills Training: Group Leader's Handbook.
Simeone, Michael J., Ed.; Litman, Rochelle, Ed.
This group leader's handbook provides a set of structured activities for a workshop on peer counseling and employment skills training. Two preliminary chapters outline group leadership skills and group process techniques. The activities which can be presented in any order to suit program goals are then arranged in two major clusters: peer counseling activities and employment skills training. Twenty-eight peer counseling exercises focus on group building goals, opportunities for non-threatening self-disclosure by group members, and the development of specific communication skills. Their general purpose is to create a high level of trust and support among group members that will form the basis for the career development activities that follow. Twenty-six employment skills training exercises are aimed at assessing a participant's needs and abilities as these relate to career planning. There are also a number of activities that develop skills in identifying career areas and planning strategies for the job search. Each activity may include purpose, approximate time, materials, procedure, and follow-up. An annotated listing of sources of occupational information and a bibliography/selected resources list provide sources of materials and activities to supplement the handbook. (YLB)
Descriptors: Ability, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Communication Skills, Counselor Training, Decision Making Skills, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Leaders Guides, Leadership Training, Learning Activities, Needs Assessment, Peer Counseling, Self Concept, Values, Work Attitudes, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Glassboro State Coll., NJ.
Note: For a related document see ED 174 758