Transformative learning for counselor trainees: Implementation of the multicultural immersion experience model

Elizabeth A. Prosek, Rebecca E. Michel

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In this qualitative inquiry, we studied the lived experiences of counselor trainees who participated in a short-term study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland. It was found that counselor trainees self-reported transformative growth as a result of their cultural immersion. Specifically, counselor trainees identified an increase in cultural self-awareness, other awareness, and global connection. The implications of applying transformative learning theory and the Multicultural Immersion Experience model to guide cultural immersion programs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-76
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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