Title

Evaluating a Safe Space Training for School Counselors and Trainees Using a Randomized Control Group Design

Document Type

Book Contribution

Publication Date

9-6-2017

Description

School counselors need to advocate and act as an ally for all students. Safe Space, a training designed to facilitate competency for working with and serving LGBTQ youth (i.e., LGBTQ competency), has received increased attention in the field of school counseling. However, limited empirical support exists for training interventions such as Safe Space, with only one study to date examining its effectiveness for graduate psychology students (see Finkel, Storaasli, Bandele, & Schaefer, 2003). This study used a randomized pretest-posttest control group design to evaluate and examine the impact of Safe Space training on competency levels of a sample of school counselors/school counselor trainees and to explore the relationship between LGBTQ competency and awareness of sexism and heterosexism.

Comments

Reprinted article from Professional School Counseling, 17(1), 20-31. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5330/PSC.n.2013-17.20