Wickman, Scott A.
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Cross-cultural counseling||Counselor educators||Minority college students--Study and teaching (Graduate)||Practicums
Counselors must improve multicultural counseling competency to meet clients' needs in this pluralistic society. This study used grounded theory methodology to describe counselor educators' and supervisors' experiences and perspectives of master's-level practicum students' multicultural competency development. Nine counselor supervisors from eight counseling programs participated in this study. Findings indicate that students' openness to and humility regarding cultural differences, direct exposure to diversity, having faculty who value multicultural competency and are culturally competent, and having effective multicultural training and supervision are key contributing factors in students' multicultural competency development. This study shares counselor educator and supervisors' current practices in promoting and evaluating practicum students' multicultural competency, and it offers insights into counselor education programs and faculty to better meet students' competency developmental needs. Future directions for research and training practices are discussed.
Hu, Chunnan, "An exploration of counselor educators' and supervisors' views of the development of multicultural competency in master's-level students during practicum" (2016). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1297.
viii, 144 pages
Northern Illinois University
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