ERIC Number: ED345146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Peer Counseling: An In-Depth Look at Training Peer Helpers. Third Edition.
Tindall, Judith A.
A step-by-step model for training peer counselors forms the basis of this trainer's manual and for the accompanying exercises for trainees which are organized into two books for effective skill building. Chapter I of the trainer's manual contains an open letter to the trainer which lists requirements for being effective in training peer counselors. Chapter II looks at the concept of peer counseling and its components, chapter III examines the changing roles of counselors, and chapter IV presents research findings on peer counseling. Chapter V focuses on development of the trainer. Chapter VI discusses the setting up of a peer counseling program, chapter VII reviews the training model and procedures to follow, and chapter VIII presents the training program itself, which is divided into modules designed to cover all eight basic communication skills. Following this chapter are two sets of modules for the two books of activities for trainees, 13 modules for Book 1, The Introductory Program, and 11 modules for Book 2, Applying Peer Helper Skills. Chapter IX describes operationalizing peer counselors/helpers and advanced training, chapter X deals with program evaluation, chapter XI discusses peer counseling in action, and chapter XII provides guidelines for the paraprofessional in human services. Appendixes contain pre- and posttests on the positive values continuum, evaluation forms, other forms and application blanks, and rating sheets. Lists of references and additional readings are included. (NB)
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For companion materials see CG 024 214.