Counselor Training for Chinese International Students in a United States Graduate Program: Experiences During Training and After Returning to China
An interpretative phenomenological analysis explored the experiences of former Chinese international students trained as counselors in a United States-based program (n = 9), both with respect to training and work experiences upon returning to China. Themes included strong counselor identity, struggles with adapting to mental health policies in China, and complications acclimating to training in the United States. Suggestions for educators include emphasis on international education and adjustments to hiring practices.
Jacob, C. J. (2022). Counselor training for Chinese international students in a United States graduate Program: Experiences during training and after returning to China. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Doi:10.1002/jmcd.12257