Required Counseling Experiences in Graduate Programs: A Policy Recommendation

Allison Arnekrans, Ellen Armbruster, Leigh Shindelar, Sean Feehery

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Participation in either individual or group counseling during a counseling graduate program provides multiple personal and professional benefits. However, a consistent procedure for its implementation is not recognized within the profession. The barriers and benefits of requiring a personal counseling experience for graduate students are provided. Additionally, a policy for required counseling is offered as a recommendation to programs and to the profession.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-180
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018


  • Counseling graduate programs
  • personal counseling
  • policy development


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