International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Recruiting and Training Paraprofessional Counselors in Developing Nations
Arline Edwards-Joseph

Abstract
As a result of limited counseling resources available to community members in developing nations, it is critical that researchers begin to address the recruitment and training needs of paraprofessionals that will serve as resources for community members. Recruiting and training of paraprofessional counselors in developing nations will help alleviate the dearth of professional counselors and counseling services. A review of the paraprofessional literature led to recommendations for recruiting and training paraprofessionals in developing nations. The West Indies serves as a model for implementing the recommendations. A possible training program is offered, and implications and limitations are discussed.

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