cultural immersion, international, multicultural competencies, transformative learning, curriculum development
Counseling, Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling
Counselor educators are called to promote the development of cultural competence in counselors-in-training (CITs). The challenge of this process is in assessing competence as well as knowing andragogical strategies to facilitate this development. Cultural humility, in comparison, is a process-based framework that requires life-long self-reflection and open-minded stance towards others. Providing cultural immersion opportunities for CITs could be a teaching method to promote deeper cultural humility. This qualitative study examined the perceived impact of a cultural immersion experience on CITs and their cultural competence. Training implications for counselor educators and supervisors are also provided.
Atkins, K., & Lorelle, S. (2022). Cultural Humility: Lessons Learned through a Counseling Cultural Immersion. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 15(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol15/iss1/9