The experiences of school counselorsin-training in group work with lgbtq adolescents

Kristopher M. Goodrich, Melissa Luke

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This article describes an ethnographic study that explored the effectiveness of integrating training in social justice group work within an existent school counseling course. This research supported that school counseling trainees expanded their knowledge, awareness, and skills related to both lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) adolescents and psycho-educational group work in schools. Limit setting was one skill that remained under-developed for trainees at the conclusion of this project. Implications for training and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-159
Number of pages17
JournalJournal for Specialists in Group Work
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Counselor education
  • Experiential learning
  • Group work
  • Lgbtq
  • School counseling
  • Social justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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