Evaluating a Safe Space Training for School Counselors and Trainees Using a Randomized Control Group Design
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.
Reprinted article from Professional School Counseling, 17(1), 20-31. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5330/PSC.n.2013-17.20
Byrd, Rebekah J.; and Hays, Danica. 2017. Evaluating a Safe Space Training for School Counselors and Trainees Using a Randomized Control Group Design. Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling. 4th Edition. Theodore Remley, Wendy Rock, and Rashunda Reed, Eds. Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association. 335-356. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FYJDCJ//ref=cm_sw_su_dp ISBN: 9781929289516