ERIC Number: ED346413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Friends Helping Friends: A Manual for Peer Counselors.
This manual presents a training program for peer counselors which focuses on three areas: helper development, skills development, and topic development. The first chapter focuses on helper development. Pitfalls on the path to helping are discussed. Being your own best friend, selfishness, responsibility, feelings, advice-giving, being healthy, intuition, projection, fear, and unconditional love are discussed. The second through seventh chapters focus on skills development. A peer-helping pre-test is provided, and the rules of brainstorming are outlined. Attending skills and empathy skills are discussed. Specifically, becoming an active listener and reflecting feelings and content are presented. Clarifying and questioning skills are discussed. Assertiveness skills are examined. Learning to speak assertively, styles of interaction, and the body language of assertive behavior are discussed. Confrontation skills, including rules for fighting fair, and problem-solving skills are addressed. The eighth through 16th chapters focus on topic development. Suicide prevention and intervention, alcoholism, grief, rape, divorce, and family issues are addressed. The 17th and 18th chapters present the support group program. Group leadership and group activities such as building a foundation for trust, moving toward understanding and acceptance, and developing mutual support growth are discussed. The 19th and 20th chapters contain classroom presentations. (LLL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Counselor Training, Helping Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Leadership Training, Peer Counseling
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For companion guide, see CG 024 321.