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ERIC Number: EJ1015907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Social Class in Family Therapy Education: Experiences of Low SES Students
McDowell, Teresa; Brown, Andrae' L.; Cullen, Nicole; Duyn, April
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v39 n1 p72-86 Jan 2013
In this article, we report the results of a national survey of students in COAMFTE-accredited family therapy programs who self-identify as coming from lower- or working-class backgrounds. Results of the study reveal opportunity and tension relative to family, friends, and community because of social mobility associated with graduate education. Participants describe family therapy education as middle-class centered, pointing to lack of attention to social class, marginalization, classism, and unacknowledged class barriers as salient experiences in their graduate programs. Finally, participants share a number of suggestions for program improvement. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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