What We Do
The Alumni Association employs Peer Technology or (PT). The Alumni Association implements what could be best described as “Peer to Peer support through personal experiences.” Ultimately, the senior members of the Alumni Association utilize an integrative approach, using some elements from a strengths-based approach that is identified by Saleeby (2009), combined with Bandura’s Social Learning Theory (1997) which states “behavior is learned from the environment through the process of observational learning.” Under this combined framework, senior alumni help to create partnerships built on trust and collaboration to bring about rapport and development of a therapeutic alliance with the participants. This is most effectively done through personal narratives, reflective listening, warmth and congruence. Throughout this process, the alliance takes on greater meaning as the participant becomes the observer and where the senior Alumni becomes the “modeler” in regards to positive behavior and socialization.
How We Do It
Men’s Evening Community Support Groups