ERIC Number: EJ1108911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Leaping into the Unknown: Experience of Counseling Students Participating in Group Work with International Students
Choi, Kyoung Mi; Protivnak, Jake J.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v41 n3 p238-261 2016
This research study used qualitative phenomenological methodology to explore counseling graduate students' experiences leading support groups for international students. Participants included 6 master's-level counseling students. The following 4 themes emerged to describe the counseling students' experience as group leaders: (a) individualistic view of cultural knowing, (b) collective cultural knowledge building, (c) cultural awareness, and (d) sense of cultural agency. Implications for group work and counselor training are discussed.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Counselor Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Group Counseling, Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness, Data Collection, Focus Groups, Semi Structured Interviews, Experiential Learning, Critical Theory, Counselor Training, Data Analysis, Social Support Groups, Multicultural Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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