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WHAT IS PEER 
COUNSELING? 
GERALD V. MALATE
Peer Counseling was introduced in 
the Philippines in 1977 
 In 1972, the martial law regime, young 
people believe that ...
The counselor can look at the client’s 
experience like the memory bank of a 
computer. 
Input: Experience >Pleasant/Unple...
Unpleasant experience may cause a 90% jam 
on the process which result to blocking. 
Unpleasant 
experience 
 Pain 
 Unh...
PEER COUNSELING IS NOT ADVISING!!!! 
In peer counseling, the counseling of 
the person will depend upon how you 
have tre...
COUNSELING = LISTENING 
When a client talks, client listens to 
herself/himself. 
When listening to oneself, one gets in...
Peer Counselors 
listens with delight 
responds but lets the counselee 
decide 
do not interrupt or make “sabat” 
but ...
Other things to remember in 
counseling: 
don’t interrupt 
Probe (investigate) 
don’t console (contain) 
observe conf...
ADVICE may be good 
for the counselor 
but not necessarily 
good for the 
counselee.
The counselor must not 
dwell on: 
anger 
grief 
emotions
SHARING VS COUNSELING 
SPEAKER/LISTENER
SHARING VS COUNSELING 
CLIENT: SPEAKER VS COUNSELOR: LISTENER 
COUNSELING
ESSENCE: A whole reality 
Psycho Spiritual Physique 
Thinking 
process, 
emotion/feeling, 
attitudes, values 
,sense/insti...
Essence is the beginning of life from 
conception 
Manifestations Of Essence 
Head - light, energy, holy 
Heart- warrior...
WHAT IS PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM? 
THE PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM is: 
 dedicated to assisting students throughout their impo...
WHO ARE THE PEER COUNSELORS? 
PEER COUNSELORS are: 
 upper-class students who volunteer because of 
their desire to assis...
PEER COUNSELORS ASSIST STUDENTS WITH: 
 The important balance between academic and social 
life. 
 Resources available a...
BENEFITS TO A PEER COUNSELOR: 
The Peer Career Counselor will gain experience in: 
 communication, counseling, and instru...
“A person is of 
more value than 
the whole world”
“A good friend is one that you can 
sit at a park bench with, 
say nothing to, and when you leave 
you feel as if you have...
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What is peer counseling

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discusses the importance of peer counseling in schools....
Not applicable anymore due to R. A. 9258 "The Guidance and Counseling Act of 2004.
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What is peer counseling

  1. 1. WHAT IS PEER COUNSELING? GERALD V. MALATE
  2. 2. Peer Counseling was introduced in the Philippines in 1977  In 1972, the martial law regime, young people believe that power emanates from:  Money, Fame, and Dominance – The Martial Law Values
  3. 3. The counselor can look at the client’s experience like the memory bank of a computer. Input: Experience >Pleasant/Unpleasant Process: sorted  coded  classified  filed
  4. 4. Unpleasant experience may cause a 90% jam on the process which result to blocking. Unpleasant experience  Pain  Unhappy feelings  hurt  trauma  Etc. FRUSTRATION
  5. 5. PEER COUNSELING IS NOT ADVISING!!!! In peer counseling, the counseling of the person will depend upon how you have treated the “blocks” because blocks can cause irrational behavior. Counseling process enables the person to sort out unpleasant experiences and erase “blocks”.
  6. 6. COUNSELING = LISTENING When a client talks, client listens to herself/himself. When listening to oneself, one gets insight within one’s self. Equivalent to intuiting- talking to yourself.
  7. 7. Peer Counselors listens with delight responds but lets the counselee decide do not interrupt or make “sabat” but instead let the client talk continuously because the counselee is actually taking to herself, not to the counselor.
  8. 8. Other things to remember in counseling: don’t interrupt Probe (investigate) don’t console (contain) observe confidentiality
  9. 9. ADVICE may be good for the counselor but not necessarily good for the counselee.
  10. 10. The counselor must not dwell on: anger grief emotions
  11. 11. SHARING VS COUNSELING SPEAKER/LISTENER
  12. 12. SHARING VS COUNSELING CLIENT: SPEAKER VS COUNSELOR: LISTENER COUNSELING
  13. 13. ESSENCE: A whole reality Psycho Spiritual Physique Thinking process, emotion/feeling, attitudes, values ,sense/instincts, aspirations/drea ms,energy level Interrelates both physical and psychological essence Mascular development,bon e structure, skin, hair texture, voice, timber, vocabulary, hearing, poise
  14. 14. Essence is the beginning of life from conception Manifestations Of Essence Head - light, energy, holy Heart- warrior, flery energy Gut - heavy energy Man behaves depending upon which of the three manifestations is strongest.
  15. 15. WHAT IS PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM? THE PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM is:  dedicated to assisting students throughout their important years of college by establishing one-on-one peer-mentoring relationships between students.  built on the belief that the regular availability of a trained upper-class student to listen and offer counseling and guidance will greatly assist any student in meeting the demands of college life.  Realizing that a student’s college experience involves much more than the classroom and that academic achievement can be influenced for both good and bad by how a student balances the myriad components of college life, peer counselors are prepared to provide counseling and assistance on a variety of issues that might affect a first-year student.
  16. 16. WHO ARE THE PEER COUNSELORS? PEER COUNSELORS are:  upper-class students who volunteer because of their desire to assist their peers/co-students.  selected based on strong interpersonal skills, solid academic performance, and thorough knowledge of how to function as a college student.  leaders in other campus organizations. After being selected, Peer Counselors participate in a comprehensive training program.
  17. 17. PEER COUNSELORS ASSIST STUDENTS WITH:  The important balance between academic and social life.  Resources available at CSPC, both academically and socially.  Roommate interactions and dormitory life.  Homesickness.  Any and all aspects of college life relating to academic success.  Campus policies and procedures.  Cultural adaptation for international students or those from across the country.
  18. 18. BENEFITS TO A PEER COUNSELOR: The Peer Career Counselor will gain experience in:  communication, counseling, and instruction while enhancing leadership and presentation skills.  Peer Career Counselors not only gain the ability to assist others with career issues, but also gain knowledge about the job market and career related topics that will aid in their own career decision-making and job search.  Valuable experience will be gained by working in a professional environment and having a professional staff mentor.
  19. 19. “A person is of more value than the whole world”
  20. 20. “A good friend is one that you can sit at a park bench with, say nothing to, and when you leave you feel as if you have had the best conversation of your life.”

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