Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



counseling theory, theoretical orientation, counselor training, counselor education

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education


Journal entries from 23 masters students enrolled in a counseling theories course were analyzed using Critical Incident methodology to identify students’ self-disclosures and connection to counseling theories. Seven different patterns of connecting theoretical information to personal experiences emerged. The authors present a discussion of how the findings and resulting framework can contribute to the teaching of counseling theory and the reflective process of identifying theoretical orientation.





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