An Evaluation of the Use of Technology as a Tool to Meet Group Training Standards
Journal for Specialists in Group Work Volume 29, Number 1, ISSN 0193-3922
Effectively covering Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards in a three-credit hour course is perhaps the greatest challenge in teaching group counseling. This study explores the use of an electronic course tool to deliver group theory, while using face-to-face class contact time to develop students' group counseling skills. Graduate students in an M.A. counselor education program participated in this study. Performance data and student and instructor perceptions were collected and analyzed using a qualitative design. Review of these data suggests several successes with the format, primarily that time spent learning and discussing theories online provided the opportunity for skill development during face-to-face class time.
O'Halloran, T.M. & McCartney, T.J. (2004). An Evaluation of the Use of Technology as a Tool to Meet Group Training Standards. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 29(1), 65-73.