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Fostering School Counselor Self-Efficacy Through Preparation and Supervision
Sarah I. Springer, Daniel A. Cinotti, Lauren J. Moss, Franco A. Gordillo, Anthony Cannella, and Khadija Salim
As the diverse needs of children and adolescents expands and the field of school counseling continues to evolve in response, it is important that the training and supervision of school counselors foster the specific knowledge, skills, and demeanor needed to appropriately serve all students in the school setting. Over the past 15 years, there appears to be a concentrated effort to examine the development of school counselors and the construct of self-efficacy through dissertation research. The results of many of these studies, however, often sit unpublished in university libraries and dissertation archives and are never widely distributed to scholars and practitioners. This manuscript serves to highlight and disseminate these valuable dissertation findings in an effort to support the efficacy development of school counselors-in-training. Recommendations for counselor educators and supervisors, as well as future research, are discussed.
Keywords: school counselor, training, self-efficacy, supervision