PEER-COUNSELING

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PEER COUNSELING:

PEER COUNSELING

DEFINITION :

DEFINITION TINDALL & GRAY “PEER COUNSELING IS DEFINED AS A VARIETY OF INTERPERSONAL HELPING BEHAVIORS ASSUMED BY NONPROFESSIONALS WHO UNDERTAKE A HELPING ROLE WITH OTHERS”.

WHO IS THE PEER COUNSELOR?:

WHO IS THE PEER COUNSELOR? A person who assumes, the role of a person helping others who shares related values, experiences and lifestyle and is of approximately the same age.

WHO IS THE PEER COUNSELOR?:

WHO IS THE PEER COUNSELOR? Peer counselor are nonprofessional who provide counseling skills to aid peers. Peer counselors may either assist or work independently of professional counselors.

BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS:

BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS 1. ATTENDING SKILL 2. EMPATHY SKILL 3. SUMMARIZING SKILL 4. QUESTIONING SKILL 5. GENUINESS SKILL 6. ASSERTIVENESS SKILL 7. CONFRONTATION SKILL 8. PROBLEM SOLVING SKILL

1. ATTENDING SKILL:

1. ATTENDING SKILL Attending behavior relates most directly to the concept of respect, which is demonstrated when a helper (peer counselor) gives the helpee undivided attention and which by means of verbal and nonverbal behavior expresses a commitment of focus completely on the helpee.

2. EMPATHY SKILL:

2. EMPATHY SKILL Empathy or “empathizing”, communicate an accurate awareness of the feeling and meaning of the helpee’s statements and of the conditions that generated those feelings and statements.

EMPATHY SKILL:

EMPATHY SKILL 1. Discrimination 2. Paraphrasing

EMPATHY SKILL:

EMPATHY SKILL 1. Discrimination is part of empathy. It is the ability to separate effective and facilitative interpersonal communication from the ineffective and destructive behaviors.

EMPATHY SKILL:

EMPATHY SKILL 2. Paraphrasing is the act of presenting to the helpee, the feeling and meaning of what the helpee communicates.

3. SUMMARIZING SKILL:

3. SUMMARIZING SKILL By summarizing, the helper organizes several helpee statements into one concise statement. By summarizing helper is able to respond in a manner that sheds new light on and add new dimensions of awareness to the solution of a problem.

4. QUESTIONING SKILL:

4. QUESTIONING SKILL Questioning is the process of inquiring so as to prompt a reply. Questioning pertains to a subject under discussion and often times an area of concern to the individual presents. Effective questioning from the helper prompts helpee to consider their concerns in greater depth, to identify, to clearly understand a a problem and considers alternatives solutions.

5. GENUINENESS SKILL:

5. GENUINENESS SKILL Genuineness is communicating honest feelings in such a way that the relationship between two

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