Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision
Surviving the rollercoaster: The professional identity development of Latinx doctoral students in counseling
professional identity, Latinx doctoral students, counselor education
This qualitative study applies Latino Critical Race theory to understand the professional identity development of eight Latinx doctoral students in counseling. The three themes: being one of the few, navigating professional identity, and becoming a counselor educator, depict how they persisted despite racialized experiences. The metaphor of a rollercoaster captures their experience of resistance and disruption to the norm. Implications for counselor educators and counseling programs are provided. These are aimed at creating an anti-racist profession that is inclusive of all students.
Keywords: professional identity, Latinx doctoral students, counselor education, racism, Latino Critical Race Theory
Locke, A. F. (2021). Surviving the rollercoaster: The professional identity development of Latinx doctoral students in counseling. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 14(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol14/iss2/9