Counselor Education Teaching Idea
career group, career counseling, experiential teaching, group dynamics
Counseling, Counselor Education, School Counseling
Career development and graduate counseling courses provide an opportunity to engage counselors-in-training in their own career development in order to evoke a parallel experience in their future clients. One approach to engaging students in these courses is through experiential education. The authors describe a pilot project using an experiential group technique embedded in a graduate-level career development and counseling course. The first author implemented a six-session group experience using peer facilitators to explore students’ own career-related attitudes and behaviors and then transfer that experience to work with future clients. The inclusion of an experiential group in a career development and counseling course can help students make important connections across counseling curriculum and demonstrate the close ties between career and mental health concerns.
Luke, C., Budesa, Z., & Diambra, J. (2022). Using an Experiential Group to Promote Engagement in a Career Counseling Course. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 15(4). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol15/iss4/1