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PSYC52:  PEER COUNSELING


Course Description

An overview of the principles, skills, and methods used in peer mentoring and education. Course emphasizes communication skills, goal setting, intervention techniques, and referral skills for peer leaders. Students will complete national Certified Peer Educator certification upon successful course completion. This course is also listed as GUID 52. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate non-verbal communication skills consistent with effective mentoring.
  • Students will explain and demonstrate the following verbal responses: reflection of feeling, paraphrasing, open ended questioning, acceptance response.
  • Students will identify and effectively respond to common peer mentoring"traps": enabling, internalizing, and liability.
  • Students will be able to apply FERPA regulations to mentor responsibilities.
  • Students will be able to identify high risk behaviors and make appropriate referrals to campus resources.
  • Students will identify, apply, and communicate effective self care strategies including stress management, time management, establishing, sleep, diet, and exercise.
  • Students will achieve national Certified Peer Educator certification.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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