Author

Chunnan Hu

Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Wickman, Scott A.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

LCSH

Cross-cultural counseling||Counselor educators||Minority college students--Study and teaching (Graduate)||Practicums

Abstract

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.

Comments

Advisors: Scott A. Wickman.||Committee members: Cynthia Campbell; Charles E. Myers.

Extent

viii, 144 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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