Enhancing peer support

Geldard, Kathryn M. & Patton, Wendy A. (2009) Enhancing peer support. In Geldard, Kathryn M. (Ed.) Practical interventions for Young People at Risk. SAGE Publications Ltd .

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A useful way to enhance peer support among young people is to provide peer counsellor training programmes. Research has shown, however, that there are problems associated with typical peer counselling programmes for young people. Most rely on teaching young people counselling skills that are commonly used by professional counsellors when counselling adults and these are not compatible with typical conversation behaviours used by young people. Another problem is that they suggest some commonly used communication processes evident in the conversations of young people are unhelpful, whereas research has shown that this is not the case (Geldard, 2006).

In order to overcome these problems, a peer counsellor training programme has been developed for young people as an outcome of research into training young people as peer counsellors (Geldard, 2006).

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ID Code: 28353
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Adolescence, Peer Support counselling, Counselling
ISBN: 9781847875617
ISSN: 9781847875624
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 SAGE Publications Ltd
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2009 03:26
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 16:19

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