Cultural Responsiveness: Reflections on Adaptations United States Trained Counseling Faculty Make While Preparing Counselors in Uganda

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Cultural Responsiveness: Reflections on Adaptations United States Trained Counseling Faculty Make While Preparing Counselors in Uganda

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Research Question

Cultural Responsiveness: Reflections on Adaptations United States Trained Counseling Faculty make while Preparing Counselors in Uganda.

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CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant

Significance

Findings from this study may offer in-depth insight to the current discussion in the field of counseling concerning internationalization. This study will foster additional conversations and the sharing of ideas among counselor educators who work in counselor education programs based on Western curriculum. The study could be instrumental in the process of differentiating between the contextual and the universal principles of counselor education curriculum.

Within clinical settings, the present study may provide insight into the process of modifying various counseling approaches to be consistent with the cultural meanings and values of the clients. Counselors need the knowledge and skills to make appropriate cultural adaptations. The present study may help elucidate the process of adaptation required to make such therapies culturally relevant, to specific clients and to improve services for such clients.

Methods Used

A qualitative approach, using a hermeneutic phenomenology research model will be applied. Phenomenology examines the commonalities or essences of an experience among participants. With hermeneutic phenomenology, through the use of the hermeneutic circle, interpretations are generated, to enhance the understanding of an experience or the phenomena. Interviews are used as the methodological data collection technique. Participants are selected using purposive and snowballing sampling techniques.

Conclusions/Outcomes

Pending data collection and data analysis.

Publication Date

2017

Department

Education

Disciplines

Education

Cultural Responsiveness: Reflections on Adaptations United States Trained Counseling Faculty Make While Preparing Counselors in Uganda

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