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Students Helping Students : A Guide for Peer Educators on College Campuses



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This Second Edition of this practical training guide is for the thousands of college students who serve as leaders, tutors, counselors, and advisors for their peers. It continues the tradition of the first edition--considered the standard for training peer educators--by beginning with a fundamental discussion on student growth and development, providing updates on current research, and providing learning objectives and exercises to help prepare peer educators for such tasks as tutoring, student orientation, residence hall advising, crisis intervention, coaching, and more.

Author Biography

Fred B. Newton is director of counseling services and professor of counseling and educational psychology at Kansas State University. He teaches courses in student personnel/student development, counseling theories and practicum, group theories and practicum, peer counseling, leadership training, stress management, and performance enhancement. 

Steven C. Ender is president of Grand Rapids Community College. During his more than 30 years in higher education, Dr. Ender has held numerous teaching, counseling, and administrative positions and has published extensively in refereed journals as well as textbooks. Dr. Ender serves on the Economic and Workforce Development Commission of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Lifelong Learning Commission of the American Council on Education, and the board of the National Junior College Athletic Association as a presidential representative.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xix
About the Authorsp. xxvii
Peer Educators on the College Campusp. 1
Student Maturation and the Impact of Peersp. 28
Enhancing Cultural Proficiencyp. 57
Interpersonal Communication Skills: Creating the Helping Interactionp. 94
Problem Solving with Individualsp. 123
Understanding Group Processp. 151
Leading Groups Effectivelyp. 179
Strategies for Academic Successp. 213
Using Campus Resources and Referral Techniquesp. 244
Ethics and Strategies for Good Practicep. 264
Examples of Peer Education Programs in Higher Educationp. 282
Glossaryp. 309
Referencesp. 317
Indexp. 327
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