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ERIC Number: EJ1005003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Influences of Training and Personal Experiences on Counselor Trainees' GLBT Ally Development: A Case Study
Lynch, Shannon L.; Bruhn, Rick A.; Henriksen, Richard C., Jr.
Qualitative Report, v18 Article 7 2013
The goal of this multiple case study was to investigate straight counseling students' perceptions of their preparation to work with GLBT [gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender] clients. For this study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with six straight counselor education students from two universities. Pattern matching analysis revealed that students with significant exposure to GLBT individuals, as well as those who believed their training provided adequate preparation for GLBT counseling, were more likely to adopt a GLBT-affirmative identity and to experience greater self-efficacy about counseling with GLBT individuals. In addition, thematic analysis revealed seven themes of participants' experiences that fell into four categories. Ideas for counselor educators to incorporate experiential learning into their programs are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas