Problematic Student in the Experiential Group: Professional and Ethical Challenges for Counselor Educators

Kristopher M. Goodrich, Melissa M Luke

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This article updates and adds to the literature about problematic counselors-in-training, specifically centered on the requisite experiential group component in the Association for Specialists in Group Work Professional Training Standards (2000) and CACREP (2009) curriculum. The authors review the literature regarding problematic behavior, present case studies as examples of possible group-work-related situations faced by counselor educators, and end by offering recommendations for practice. Implications for the field are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-346
Number of pages21
JournalJournal for Specialists in Group Work
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012



  • counselor education
  • experiential group
  • group counseling
  • group work
  • impairment
  • problematic behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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