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Peer Counseling Book CoverPeer Counseling
Skills, Ethics and Perspective

Second Edition, new and revised
edited by Vincent J. D'Andrea and Peter Salovey

422 pages, 6 x 9 in.
ISBN 978-0831400644
$38.95 paperback

This remains the best (and only) handbook for learning to be a peer counselor. After years of success with their first edition, the editors have updated and greatly expanded Peer Counseling with new chapters by additional contributors. This greatly expanded new edition provides the basics of rapidly training college students and others in:

  • Listening skills
  • Crisis counseling
  • Counseling skills
  • Cultural and ethnic perspectives
  • Resident advisors
  • Suggested training curriculum

    Chapters from new contributing authors reflect changes in the work of the average college-campus peer counselor:

  • Ethical considerations
  • Residential advisors and making referrals
  • Date rape
  • Sexual orientation
  • HIV antibody test counseling

    Peer Counseling "... is a comprehensive, practical guide to peer counseling on a college campus written by two experts who draw on a quarter of a century of experience, research, and wisdom... It has a powerful and long-lasting effect on students, not only by developing counseling skill but also improving their relationships. This book is ... a solid reference for professionals seeking guidance."
    - Clare V. King, M.S.W., L.C.S.W, Instructor, Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Consultant, Peer Counseling Program Counselor.

    This book helps people become skilled peer counselors, and is written for students or community workers who might work in crisis centers serving communities of all kinds.

    Vincent J. D'Andrea, M.D., recently retired as clinical professor of psychiatry, lecturer in psychology, and staff psychiatrist at the student health center at Stanford University where he has pioneered peer counseling, advising, and education programs since 1971. He has published several dozen journal articles and the text Psychoactive Drugs and has produced instructional videotapes on listening skills. He also writes poetry and fiction.

    Peter Salovey is at Yale University as a professor of psychology and of epidemiology and public health. He has written The Remembered Self and The Psychology of Jealousy and Envy. In his free time, he plays in the band Professors of Bluegrass.

    Complete with biography and index.

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