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ERIC Number: ED579027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 328
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3551-6639-2
Latino Doctoral Students in Counseling Programs: Navigating Professional Identity within a Predominantly White American Profession
Locke, Anna Flores
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Montclair State University
Using a basic qualitative research design, this author interviewed eight Latino doctoral students in counseling programs about their professional identity development experiences. The author analyzed the data from a Latino Critical Race theoretical perspective to explore the ways in which power and privilege played a role in the participants' professional identity development as Latino doctoral students in a predominantly White American profession. The results supported that ethnicity played a central role in the participants' experiences navigating professional identity within a predominantly White American profession. The three themes that emerged were: (1) being one of the few, (2) navigating professional identity development, and (3) becoming a Latino counselor educator. Further, the participants' professional identity development was like a roller coaster and proceeded in a less linear fashion than the current models explained. The implications for the counseling profession, counselor education, counseling doctoral programs, and Latino doctoral students included: promoting inclusion, creating community, and providing support. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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