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ERIC Number: EJ892375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
Counseling Higher Education Students: Counselors' Positive Experiences
Kadambi, Michaela; Audet, Cristelle T.; Knish, Steve
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v24 n3 p213-232 2010
Concept mapping was used to illuminate counselors' positive experiences of providing counseling/psychotherapy to students in higher education. Counseling professionals (N = 65) in 23 colleges and universities responded to the question "What are the positive aspects that motivate you to provide counseling/psychotherapy to students?" From these responses, statements were generated and sorted, and their importance was rated. Using multidimensional scaling and a cluster analysis statistical program to analyze participant sorts, a concept map comprised of 10 thematic clusters was generated. Clusters centered on four positive aspects: the counselor, the counseling process, the client, and the work environment. Implications for promoting a supportive workplace for counseling professionals in postsecondary settings are discussed, as are suggestions for further investigation. (Contains 1 note, 1 table, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada