A phenomenological investigation of counseling doctoral students becoming mothers

Jessica M. Holm, Elizabeth Prosek, Andrea C. Godwin Weisberger

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Women often face challenges when balancing academic and familial responsibilities (Gilbert,; Trepal & Stinchfield,). This phenomenological study explored women's (N = 10) experiences of becoming mothers during a doctoral program in counseling. The results highlight the importance of mentorship and other protective factors associated with a successful transition from student to mother.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-16
Number of pages15
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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