Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



role-play, human growth and development, counselor education, creative pedagogy, experiential learning

Subject Area

Counselor Education


This conceptual article addresses specific clinical and practical implications for the utilization of role-play in the human growth and development course. Specific approaches to integrating role-play into the human growth and development course, including what we coin as Structured Role-Play, Semi-Structured Role-Play, and Unstructured Role-Play implementation strategies, are discussed at length. Sample vignettes and experiential activities for each developmental stage are provided. Finally, we address ethical considerations regarding role-play implementation.



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