ERIC Number: ED347476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Consultation for Professional Counselors. ERIC Digest.
Benshoff, James M.
The importance of extensive, high-quality counseling supervision has become recognized as critical to learning, maintaining, and improving professional counseling skills. Peer consultation models offer counselors a viable adjunct or alternative experience to traditional approaches to counseling supervision. Research provides accumulating support for the value of peer consultation/supervision experiences for professional counselors.The Structured Peer Consultation Model (SPCM) was developed to provide counselors and counselor trainees with feedback and assistance in developing their counseling skills and implementing them effectively with clients. In SPCMs, peers work together in dyads to provide regular consultation for one another. Although SPCMs include many traditional supervision activities (goal setting, tape review, and case consultation), the emphasis is on helping each other to reach self-determined goals, rather than on evaluating each other's counseling performance. (ABL)
Descriptors: Consultants, Counselor Performance, Counselors, Peer Relationship, Supervision, Supervisory Methods
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.