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Positive Psychology in Counselor Education: An Exploration of Leading Counselor Educators’ Opinions.
Pit Kolodinsky, David Dubner, Kendra Surmitis, Bennett Edgerly, Steven Nickolaisen, Garrison Garcia, Matt Englar-Carlson, and Rielly Boyd
This article describes results of interviews conducted with nine prominent leaders
in counselor education regarding their opinions about positive psychology
research. Counselor education leaders provided in-depth responses to a series of
questions about positive psychology and its potential relevance in the training of
master’s level counselors. The responses indicate that positive psychology is
considered a significant new trend worthy of careful attention by counselor
educators. Long-term pedagogical and philosophical implications for counselor
education are discussed, as well as recommendations for further research.