Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type

Empirical Research Article


male school counselors, gender stereotypes, school counselor education

Subject Area

Counselor Education, School Counseling


Males are underrepresented as school counselors and may experience stigma associated with being viewed as less masculine, sexual deviants, or unqualified. Despite these aspects, research has shown benefits for school stakeholders based in the diverse perspectives male school counselors can provide. The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative research study was to understand the lived experiences of 25 male school counselors from across the United States. Based on the thematic analysis findings, we will discuss specific implications and recommendations for male school counselor training, supervision, and practice.

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