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ERIC Number: ED545916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-6929-5
Counselor Development in the Process of Mastering Cultural Competence: A Study of Professional Growth Experiences
Wakefield, Marie A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Grounded theory methodology was employed to explore the experiences of counseling professionals as they work to develop a higher level of cultural competence. Three key findings support the core theme, navigating change toward cultural competent practices: (1) environmental awareness; (2) dispositions toward the development in cultural competency knowledge, and skill; and (3) systemic factors that influence cultural competency and growth. This study provided perspectives from those who work in the trenches, who are struggling to ensure that practices, instructional experiences, policies and procedures, and current research promote culturally competent practices. The results offer greater insight into the teaching practices, learning experiences, and system barriers for students, neophyte practitioners, and counselor educators. [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
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Language: English
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