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Peer Counselling

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Cecily MacPherson

on 21 May 2014

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Transcript of Peer Counselling

Peer Counseling
Different Methods of Peer Counseling
have students assess behaviours, goals, and attitudes of their peers which leads them to start questioning their own traits and beliefs
-not in a means of comparison for the sake of making oneself feel better but rather as evaluation of a trait or belief
(a method of external processing)
counselor to student (peer evaluation)
peer to peer
counseling with peers and counselor (group counseling
Kids helping Kids
Sasktel "I am Stronger"
P.A.R.T.Y. Program
What is Peer Counseling?
a tactic to get students to have realizations about themselves through, but not limited to, sharing experiences and advice
Role of the Student
help in meeting the needs of other students through:
conflict resolution
giving advice
being trustworthy
helping others realize THEY ARE NOT ALONE
Role of the Counselor
help in meeting the needs of the students through:
assisting in conflict resolution
giving advice
being trustworthy
helping promote appropriate programs to students (ex. I am Stronger)
building confidence in students so they can help other students
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes
-A.A. Milne

People do it (peer counsel) anyway, so why not train them to do it well and have informed students.Having blanket training so that they are equipped when the problem comes along

To save a life
training and equipping
integrating into curriculum
in-class functions
prevention perspective and therapeutic focus

Technology perks
Comprehensive Guidance
Goal: To reduce any risk of failure by being proactive, by intervening early and by establishing plans with school support teams
Peer Program Professionals

Schmidt, J. J. (2008). Counseling in schools: comprehensive programs of responsive services for all students (6th ed.). USA: Pearson
"you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think". (n.d.). . Retrieved , from
Peer Counseling . (n.d.). . Retrieved , from
Sasktel "I Am Stronger"
P.A.R.T.Y. Program-Prevention Against Risk-related Trauma in Youth
Comprehensive Counseling Guide
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