ERIC Number: EJ1022982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Group Leader Reflections on Their Training and Experience: Implications for Group Counselor Educators and Supervisors
Ohrt, Jonathan H.; Ener, Elizabeth; Porter, Jessica; Young, Tabitha L.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v39 n2 p95-124 2014
Effective group leaders possess specialized counseling skills and abilities; however, attention to group leadership training appears to be lagging behind that of individual counseling. In this phenomenological study we explored group leaders' perceptions of their training and experience. Twenty-two professional counselors participated in semi-structured interviews in which 7 primary themes within 2 categories were identified: (a) group counseling practice, (b) observation of group leadership, (c) supervision of group leadership, (d) experiential group participation, (e) academic/instruction, (f) group leader role, and (g) group process and dynamics. We discuss implications for counselor educators and supervisors and future research.
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Leadership, Counselor Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Supervision, Experiential Learning, Leadership Role, Group Dynamics, Counselor Training, Counselor Educators, Questionnaires, Credibility, Counselor Client Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Conflict Resolution, Feedback (Response), Leadership Responsibility, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism, Phenomenology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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