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Using a convergent mixed-methods design, we investigated role understanding and collaboration between school counselors and principals. Specifically, this study situated aspiring school counselors and principals in a curriculum intervention on the role of their counterpart and then brought the two professions together in a collaborative powerful learning experience. The results of our pilot study demonstrate that both school counselor and educational leadership graduate students benefit from and value a presentation on roles of their opposite counterpart and the opportunity to practice collaboration in their graduate preparation programs.

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Gonzales, S.K.; Limberg, D.; and Cunningham, K.M.W. "Facilitating Role Understanding and Collaboration Between Aspiring School Counselors and Principals", Professional School Counseling, 26(1c). Copyright © 2022, American School Counselor Association. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.