ERIC Number: EJ1051275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Group Counseling in Botswana: Two U.S.-Trained Counselors Discuss Experiences and Share Cultural Considerations for Practice
Coker, Angela D.; Majuta, Aaron R.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v40 n1 p102-116 2015
There is a paucity of research in the area of teaching group counseling within an African context. In this article we describe and reflect on our experiences teaching group counseling at an institution of higher learning in the country of Botswana. We discuss cultural traditions and strengths that support an environment of group work in Botswana, describe cross-cultural challenges we experienced along the way as we implemented Western-derived didactic and experiential components of group counseling training, and discuss the ways in which we addressed the cultural differences we encountered. Implications for future cross-cultural research and training are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Counseling, Counselor Training, Colleges, Higher Education, Group Dynamics, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Social Attitudes, Prosocial Behavior, Interpersonal Communication, Cross Cultural Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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