Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type

Empirical Research Article


counselor preparation, psychodynamic, reflective practice

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling



This constructivist grounded theory investigation explored the experiences and perceptions of seven counselors-in-training regarding psychodynamic theory and practice. Two categories, five themes including three subthemes, and a tentative theory which spoke to the experiences, perceptions, and attitudes of students regarding contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy emerged. Implications for counselor education and the training of counselors are discussed.

Keywords: counselor preparation, psychodynamic, reflective practice



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