Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



Bilingual, Students, Counseling, Supervision, Counselor Education

Subject Area

Clinical Supervision, Counseling, Counselor Education


Multilingual diversity is increasing in the United States. In response, more counselors are providing bilingual counseling services. However, little is known about their experiences. This qualitative, phenomenological study examined six mental health counseling students' experiences with providing counseling services in a second language. Analyses revealed that, although unintentional, these students found their experience with bilingual counseling both challenging and connecting. Implications for counselor educators and supervisors are discussed.





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