What is Peer Counseling?

Peer counseling includes the implementation of a preventive and improving program implemented by their peers for the healthy development of individuals, taking into account their developmental processes.

Who is a Peer Counselor?

A student of Yıldız Technical University who voluntarily participated in the peer counseling program, successfully completed the training of the program and was selected by the program coordinator.

Who is a Peer Client?

She is a Yıldız Technical University student who voluntarily participates in the peer counseling program and requests help on the subject specified in the program, and is selected by the program coordinator.

As the Dean of Students, we have started the “Peer Counseling Program” for the valuable students of our university. Peer counseling program, which is a systematic process, is a volunteering activity in which volunteer students who are entitled to become “peer counselors” after a serious education will help other students who want to benefit from this service at our university. In this program, “peer counselors” will receive training in techniques used in the helping process. Students who have a certain level of ability to help will help students who have applied for help in the coordination of clinical psychologist / psychologist / psychological counselor, with the training they have received together with the ability they have, in the adaptation process, academic, social and various awareness.

What are the Stages of the Peer Counseling Program?

1. Selection of candidate peer advisors,

2. Peer counseling training program and determination of the peer counselor after the program,

3. Providing peer counseling service by peer counselors

4. Giving feedback to peer clients throughout the process by the Peer Counseling Program Coordinator

5. Completion and termination of the peer counseling program.


Selection of Candidate Peer Advisors

Students willing to participate in the program will be interviewed. Students who meet the criteria for assistance will become “candidate peer advisors” as a result of the evaluation.

In order to become a peer counselor, the volunteer student must first adhere to the basic principles of the helping process. The peer counselor should not adopt a discriminatory attitude in terms of language, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical disability, age, place and region of residence, social class, disability or not. In this regard, it is obligatory for peer counselors to strictly comply with other ethical rules to be taught during the training program. The peer counselor makes a verbal and written promise by signing the consent form created with the program coordinator.

In order to become a peer counselor, the candidate candidate must meet the following requirements:

Recommendation of a faculty member in the student's program,

To be in the score range in accordance with the program standards in psychosocial measures,

To value ethical principles,

To be reliable and responsible,

The academic achievement is in accordance with the standards in the opened program.


Application and Information:

Yıldız Technical University Dean of Students

Davutpaşa Campus, Taşbina A-2005

Davutpasa Street

34220 Esenler – Istanbul