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ERIC Number: EJ870541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
The Impact of Experiential Groups on Master Students' Counselor and Personal Development: A Qualitative Investigation
Ieva, Kara P.; Ohrt, Jonathan H.; Swank, Jacqueline M.; Young, Tabitha
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v34 n4 p351-368 Dec 2009
The qualitative inquiry describes the personal experiences of 15 master's level counselors-in-training who participated in an experiential personal growth group as an adjunct to their group counseling course. This study explored how counselors-in-training make meaning of their personal growth group experiences as well as how they perceive the experience of being members of this specific group. In an effort to bridge experiential training and counselor practice, implications for educating counselors-in-training are provided based on the clinical and academic experiences reported by the students. Additionally, we discuss directions for future research. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A