Peer Consultation Groups: Developing a Global Culture of Collaboration for School Counselors

Suzy Thomas, Peggy Hetherington, Dean Lesicko, Lorraine DeKruyf

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School-university partnerships are becoming increasingly popular within the field of school counseling. Peer consultation groups offer a specific type of partnership and support for practitioners, numerous advantages for those in higher education, and significant potential for international application. This article expands on Thomas’ (2005) peer consultation model developed for school counseling alumni, with adaptations of the model in two universities, as well as several K-12 school districts within a single county. Data from participant evaluations indicate strong support for the personal and professional value of peer consultation.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal for International Counselor Education
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Peer Consultation Groups
  • Counseling Collaboration
  • School Counseling


  • Counseling
  • Education

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