ERIC Number: EJ860758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
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An Exploration of Themes that Influence the Counselor Education Doctoral Student Experience
Protivnak, Jake J.; Foss, Louisa L.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v48 n4 p239-256 Jun 2009
The purpose of the present study was to explore the themes that counselor education doctoral students perceive as influencing their experience. The results of an exploratory qualitative study in which counselor education doctoral students provided their perceptions of what helped or hindered their progress are presented. Themes identified as both positively and negatively influencing their experiences were departmental culture, mentoring, academics, support systems, and personal issues. Recommendations are provided for counselor educators to consider in their work with doctoral students.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Counselor Educators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
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