A report of a counselling internship with a report of the implementation and evaluation of a peer helper program

Brien, Catherine Noreen (1989) A report of a counselling internship with a report of the implementation and evaluation of a peer helper program. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This report describes a twelve-week internship program carried out at Holy Spirit School, Manuels, Conception Bay. The purpose of the program was to attain familiarity with the school system, while incorporating knowledge of counselling skills and concepts with the prescribed educational programming. -- The research component of this internship was the implementation and evaluation of a high school peer counselling program. Ten high school students participated in a twelve-week peer counselling training program. Assessments included a pre/post audiovisual taping of role-played helping situations, structured interviews of parents, teachers, friends, and peer helpers; as well as trainees’ assessments of their helping abilities. Ratings of the audiovisual tapes by school counsellors showed that, after a four month period, students obtained statistically significant improvement at the .05 level in counselling skills. -- Self-perception of helping competencies was completed on an instrument designed by the trainer. Parents, teachers, and friends reported improvements in most interactions, and the trainees expressed many positive comments regarding the benefits they had experienced from the training program.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4989
Item ID: 4989
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 126-139.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1989
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Peer counseling of students; Counseling--Study and teaching; Student counselors--In-service training--Newfoundland and Labrador

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