Counselor Education Students’ Exposure to Trauma Cases

Huan Tang Lu, Yuchun Zhou, Yegan Pillay

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In the past two decades there has been an increase in the number of studies that have examined the psychological effects on counselors who provide counseling to clients with trauma experiences. However, little is known about the experiences of counselor trainees who provide counseling to their clients seeking counseling because of trauma. This qualitative study explored the experience of eight doctoral students in a counseling program who completed their master’s-level training in the United States. Three themes emerged from the inductive data analysis process, namely: (1) immediate reactions, (2) information processing, and (3) post-exposure development. Implications for counselors, counselor educators, and clinical supervisors are examined and recommendations to enhance counseling and supervision services are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-332
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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