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ERIC Number: EJ962826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Transformative Learning through International Immersion: Building Multicultural Competence in Family Therapy and Counseling
McDowell, Teresa; Goessling, Kristen; Melendez, Tatiana
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v38 n2 p365-379 Apr 2012
This study explores the experiences of graduate students who completed one of two international courses facilitated by family therapy faculty in a U.S. master's-level counseling psychology department. Participants reported that international courses were personally and professionally transformative. Spending time in a foreign country gave them opportunities to learn from cultural differences, ultimately increasing the social and global awareness required for multicultural sensitivity. Experiential learning, reflection, and dialogue resulted in raised critical consciousness among participants. In this article, we discuss the transformational learning processes embedded in international courses and the potential benefits of these experiences on the development of multicultural sensitivity in family therapists and counselors in training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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