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Assessing Peer Problematic Behavior and Related Training Experiences
Amanda M. Evans, Jamie S. Carney, Joni Lakin, and Emily Stafford
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of counselors-intraining with peer problematic behavior. A sample of 105 master’s-level counseling students completed a self-report survey addressing their experiences and observations of peer problematic behavior. This included their observations and personal experiences as well as the influence of training and departmental policies on reporting. Results highlight the need for departments to develop and implement policies that address student identification and reporting behaviors. In addition, the level of observations of peer problematic behavior was consistent with previous research.