The preparation of professional school counselors for group work

Sam Steen, Sheri Bauman, Julie Smith

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An online survey about the group work training experiences of school counselors was completed by 802 members of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Most respondents had one course in group work; a minority had the opportunity to observe or co-lead groups with children and=or adolescents as part of their training. Qualitative analysis of comment data provided more depth and insight about school counselors’ training in group work. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-269
Number of pages17
JournalJournal for Specialists in Group Work
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Group training
  • Online survey
  • School counselor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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