About This Program. Introduction. Section 1: UNDERSTANDING FRIENDSHIP. Section 2: BECOMING FRIENDS. Section 3: LEARNING ABOUT INVITATIONS. Section 4: FOUR LEVELS OF ENCOURAGING OR DISCOURAGING FRIENDSHIP. Section 5: KNOWING YOUR SELF. Section 6: CREATING INVITATIONS TO FRIENDSHIP. Section 7: MAKING CHOICES AND RESOLVING DIFFERENCES. Section 8: CHOOSING POSITIVE BEHAVIORS. Section 9: SENDING YOURSELF INVITATIONS. Appendices.
John J. Schmidt, Ed.D., is professor and chair of the Counselor and Adult Education Department in the School of Education at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. During his career he has been a social studies teacher, an elementary, middle and high school counselor, a district director of counseling and testing services, and state coordinator of school counseling with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.