Empirical Research Article
counselors-in-training, experiential group training, group counseling, supervision
Clinical Supervision, Counseling, Counselor Education
In this qualitative study, we explored 26 master’s level counseling students’ perceptions of their self-efficacy and group leadership development across three scaffolded group counseling experiences: (a) a first-semester membership in a counseling group led by a licensed counselor; (b) a third-semester membership, co-facilitation, and observation in a peer-led counseling group; and (c) a third semester co-facilitation of a counseling service group in a school or agency while participating in group supervision. Results revealed increased tolerance for ambiguity, appreciation for self-disclosure, an understanding of unique group facilitation skills, enhanced self-efficacy, and appreciation for observational learning coupled with supportive and constructive feedback.
Thompson, H., Frick, M., & Curtis, R. (2020). A Multipoint Qualitative Analysis of Group Training: Counseling Student Perspectives and Self-Efficacy. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 13(3). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/42.1367