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ERIC Number: EJ894778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
First-Year School Counselors: Examining the Benefits of Informal Support and Mentoring
Milsom, Amy; Kayler, Holly
Journal of School Counseling, v6 n7 2008
New professionals can benefit from support and mentoring as they transition into their jobs, and research suggests that school counselors often do not receive formal mentoring from other school counselors. In this qualitative study, seven first-year school counselors were asked to keep journals during their first year and to reflect on their experiences, challenges, and supports. Results suggested that school counselors experience support and mentoring in numerous ways even in the absence of formal mentoring programs. Recommendations for establishing informal support networks are provided.
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A