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ERIC Number: EJ1022982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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