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Peer Counselling in Schools

A Time to Listen, 1st Edition

Edited by Helen Cowie, Sonia Sharp


164 pages

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Originally published in 1996, this book is about the role of peer-helping in alleviating interpersonal difficulties among young people in school settings. It is based on real-life experience on the part of the two editors and their contributors in training and developing peer-counselling services in local schools, in order to strengthen policies on bullying, equal opportunities and related personal issues. Young people’s experience of being actively engaged in helping their peers has a positive effect on self-esteem and heightens a sense of responsibility and citizenship in the young people involved. The book seeks to help teachers, educational psychologists, social workers and others working with young people to appreciate the value of peer counselling and to introduce it into their practice.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. Part 1: Understanding and Preparing for Peer Support 1. Overview 2. What is Peer Counselling? 3. The Context of Peer Counselling 4. Setting up a Training Programme Part 2: Peer Counselling and Support in Action 5. Children of the Storm: Peer Partnership Athy Demetriades 6. Creating a Circle of Friends: A Case Study Gill Taylor 7. Three Years in the Life of a Peer Counselling Service Anne Sellors 8. Combatting Bullying in School: The Role of Peer Helpers Netta Cartwright 9. Peers Facing the Problem of Bullying in School Derek Gillard 10. The Anti-Bullying Campaign (ABC) at Aclund Burghley Hilary Paterson, Maggie Bentley, Franny Singer and Philip O’Hear Part 3: Peer Counselling and Support: Evaluating its Impact 11. Evaluating Peer Counselling in Your Own Setting 12. How Do We Know It Works? References. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Psychology of Education

Routledge Library Editions: Psychology of Education (53 Volume set) brings together a mix of titles involving psychology and education from early years to later life. Covering areas across both education and psychology, including learning theory and strategies, social, developmental and cognitive aspects, school psychology and counselling in schools. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1930 and 1996, includes contributions from a range of authors, many considered leaders in their field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Counseling / General
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling