Endorsement of Growth Factors in Experiential Training Groups

John Kiweewa, Dennis Gilbride, Melissa Luke, Derek Seward

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The purpose of this study was to identify student growth factors during a semester long Master's level group counseling class. Results indicated that 12 growth factors accounted for 86% of the total number of critical incidents that participants reported as influencing their personal growth and awareness during the group experience. Two other factors, Outside Dynamics (OD) and Regular Attendance and Active Participation (RA) also emerged and formed a secondary factors category, accounting for 100% of all the critical incidents. Implications for future research and training are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-93
Number of pages26
JournalJournal for Specialists in Group Work
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • counselor training
  • experiential groups
  • growth factors
  • personal growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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