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ERIC Number: EJ1051150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Supervision of School Counseling Students: A Focus on Personal Growth, Wellness, and Development
Smith, Adina; Koltz, Rebecca L.
Journal of School Counseling, v13 n2 2015
Results of a grounded theory study exploring the experiences and processes of school counseling students' professional and personal growth are provided. The researchers used focus groups over a two-year period to better comprehend students their experiences of growth. Several themes emerged: defining personal growth, wellness, and clinical growth as a professional school counselor. Within each of these major themes several sub-themes exist. Given that this was a grounded theory study, a model regarding how school counselors' experience and process both professional and clinical growth is included. Finally, implications for school counselors working as supervisors of practicum and internship students are provided with the intent to help supervisors understand the developmental differences and needs for counseling students.
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Individual Development, Wellness, Grounded Theory, Graduate Students, Supervision, Supervisors, Qualitative Research, Counselor Training, Career Development, Masters Programs, Focus Groups, Clinical Experience, Professional Identity, Online Surveys
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://jsc.montana.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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