ACA = American Counseling Association; ACES = Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; ALGBTIC = Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling; AMCD = Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development; APTC = Association of Psychology Training Clinics; ASERVIC = Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling; ASGW
= Association for Specialists in Group Work; CACREP = Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; CIT = counselor-in-training; HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; IACS = International Association of Counseling Services; LBGQQIA = lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, questioning, intersex, and allies.
To minimize the occurrence of conflict of interest, the ASGW (1991) ethical guidelines recommended that special attention be given to dual relationships when using an experiential group component in training.
Our faculty believes that our current approach to developing group counseling skills meets the expectations of the CACREP standards and addresses the ASGW call for specialist training.
This outcome assessment should focus on students' knowledge and skill competencies outlined in the guidelines established by the ASGW.