Most counselor educators are not trained in teaching, but many possess group facilitation skills. Counselor educators can capitalize on these skills and intentionally strive to provide an optimal learning environment in the classroom utilizing the basic concepts and techniques applied in group leadership. The following article suggests applying a group work perspective to inform a pedagogical approach when teaching graduate level counseling courses.
Coogan, T. A. & Lyons Graham, C. (2013). Creating the Optimum Classroom Environment in Counselor Education Using Group Leadership Skills. The Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 27, 27-36.
Virtual Commons Citation
Coogan, Theresa A. and Graham, Christy Lyons (2013). Creating the Optimum Classroom Environment in Counselor Education Using Group Leadership Skills. In Counselor Education Faculty Publications. Paper 21.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/couns_ed_fac/21