Annotated Bibliography

Porter, J. Y. (2007). Helping college students develop mental wellness skills through journaling techniques.

Porter concentrates on the concept of Journaling as one of the techniques used to help clients suffering from both problematic thoughts and behaviors. He notes that most of these individuals don’t always have a proper understanding of how to identify the factors contributing to their problems, but through training them on journaling, they would recognize and also have knowledge on how to resolve them. From his perspective, porter elaborates that unlike the traditional approaches, this technique of journaling concentrates on training students some of the mental wellness skills including planning, academic, team building, stress management, communication, and assertiveness abilities.

Solomon, P. (2004). Peer support/peer provided services underlying processes, benefits, and critical ingredients. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 27(4), 392.

The article primarily reviews peer support and services, psychological processes that support them and the benefits they have to people delivering those services. According to Solomon peer support can be described as emotional, social support offered by an individual suffering from a mental health condition to others in the same condition to help in bringing about both social and personal change. Some of the methods used to enhance this include formation of self-help groups and online support platforms that have enabled increased communication between these individuals. The author notes that the use of this method had different benefits including addressing diagnostic problems and skill deficits like depression and smocking.

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Gerler Jr, E. R., Ciechalski, J. C., & Parker, L. D. (1990). Elementary School Counseling in a Changing World. ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.

The book discusses some of the problems facing society and how they contribute in affecting the work of counselors. The authors consider factors like cultural bias and practical strategies that are applicable in promoting the development of a multicultural society. There are various assumptions developed that help in explaining the cultural biases concept. The book further explains that the techniques adopted by counselors in helping their clients may also contribute to the increasing complexity in the profession. For instance, they neglect historical events and depend on linear thinking that limits their understanding of the real challenges presented. However, in schools, the authors suggest that different approaches should be used including motivating children to attend school and multimodal group engagements to enable students to develop positive thinking.

 

References

Gerler Jr, E. R., Ciechalski, J. C., & Parker, L. D. (1990). Elementary School Counseling in a Changing World. ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.

Porter, J. Y. (2007). Helping college students develop mental wellness skills through journaling techniques.

Solomon, P. (2004). Peer support/peer provided services underlying processes, benefits, and critical ingredients. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal27(4), 392.