ERIC Number: ED332611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Counseling in Higher Education: Essentials and Practice. Workbook.
This manual on peer counseling in higher education describes the theory and techniques used for this practice. The first chapter, on academic peer counseling, uses V. Tinto's synthesis of the literature to illustrate the theory and stages of peer counseling based on academic and social integration models. The second chapter discusses the qualities which should characterize an effective counseling relationship including empathy, warmth, respect, genuineness, concreteness and immediacy. Considered next are the counseling processes and techniques recommended by C. B. Traux and R. Carkhuff as well as some additional techniques. The fourth chapter, on intake interviewing, establishes the importance of the initial contact, lists areas of important inquiry, and notes the need to explain the limits of counseling to the client. A chapter on decision making advocates a process which takes emotions into consideration. Martin Luther King's philosophical views on non-violence are reviewed and applied to counseling in the sixth chapter. Rational Behavior Therapy is examined next, especially how this approach can be used to assist high risk students to make rational decisions regarding higher education. A final chapter explores current professional ethics based in the Hippocratic tradition. Reference lists follow some chapters and various diagrams support the text. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Eastern Oregon Coll., La Grande.