Empirical Research Article
Experiential learning, service learning, school counselor training, pre-practicum
Counselor Education, School Counseling
In this study, participation in a pre-practicum site-based experiential learning assignment was examined. First semester pre-service school counselors who were enrolled in an introductory school counseling course, engaged in observation, counseling, and academic support with students and clients at community and school sites. Qualitative data was collected across three cohort groups and examined through phenomenological inquiry. Participants shared common themes, including that they: (a) Recognized inequities while they expanded their worldview; (b) Preferred a structured experience; (c) Valued relationships; and (d) Drew connections to the classroom and the field.
Havlik, S. A., Schneider, K., & McKechnie, J. D. (2019). Exploring Pre-practicum Site-Based Experiential Learning in School Counselor Preparation. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(2). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol12/iss2/5