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ERIC Number: EJ1088084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Racial Group Membership and Multicultural Training: Examining the Experiences of Counseling and Counseling Psychology Students
Pieterse, Alex L.; Lee, Minsun; Fetzer, Alexa
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v38 n1 p28-47 Mar 2016
This study documents various process elements of multicultural training from the perspective of counseling and counseling psychology students within the United States (US). Using a mixed-methods approach, findings indicate that racial group membership is an important variable that differentially impacts White students and students of Color while undertaking a multicultural counseling course. Results of a principal components analysis revealed four components associated with racial group membership, including negative racial experiences and salience of racial diversity. Findings from a grounded theory analysis identified five overarching themes including intense emotional experiences, representing one's racial group, and issues of safety impacting course experience. Implications for training and future research are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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