Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



social determinants of health, equity, social justice, counselor educators, descriptive phenomenology

Subject Area

Counselor Education


Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are social-health inequities which cause wellness disparities amongst the population. This phenomenological investigation explored counselor educators’ (N=12) methods for teaching about SDOH. Two structural themes (pedagogic strategies and instructor context) and seven textural themes were identified, displaying the comprehensive coverage of SDOH in counseling courses. Implications for refinement of SDOH coverage are included.



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