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ERIC Number: ED519976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 216
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-5725-9
Exploring the Use of Poetry in Counselor Training and Supervision: A Qualitative Inquiry
McNichols, Christine D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
This study explores the use poetry in counselor training and supervision. Over the course of a semester, counseling students enrolled in either a practicum or internship class were taken through a series of poetry-based activities. Ten students volunteered to participate in the study. Using a qualitative research design rooted in phenomenology and constructivist grounded theory, the researcher gathered data from participants' written journals, individual interviews, and field observations. A detailed analysis of the data resulted in the creation of six overarching theoretical constructs: co-constructing meaning through meeting, shifting the clinical gaze to being-in, finding unique outcomes, creating a new self-knowledge, changing dominant stories/thickening the plot, and writing the story. Each of these constructs is comprised of themes grounded in the experiences of the participants. The results of this study indicate that using poetry in counselor training and supervision may be beneficial to counselor growth and development. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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