Fickling, Melissa J.
Hart, Kimberly A.
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Department of Counseling and Higher Education (CAHE)
There is an urge within professional counseling to provide socially just and multiculturally competent care. Relational Culture Theory (RCT) aligns with these goal as included its core components is theory about how people develop in stratified cultural contexts. Although there is increasing empirical support for RCT, there is a gap in understanding of how professional counselors implement RCT strategies of connection and disconnection. Therefore, the researcher in this study implemented instrumental case study design and directed content analysis to understand practicum counselor responses to clients. Findings of this study are applied to clinical practice, counseling education, and supervision.
Roberts, Ashley S., "Exploratory Study of Practicum Counselor Strategies of Connection and Disconnection" (2022). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 7599.
Northern Illinois University
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