Using Personal Growth Groups in Multicultural Counseling Courses to Foster Students' Ethnic Identity Development

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James M. Benshoff, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study was designed to examine the relationship between personal growth group (PGG) experiences in multicultural counseling courses and counseling students' ethnic identity development. Differences in ethnic identity development were compared between counseling students who participated in a PGG experience as part of a multicultural counseling course and those who did not. Group session impacts were also examined. Results indicated that counseling students who participated in PGGs as part of a multicultural counseling course experienced significantly greater ethnic identity development than did counseling students not participating in such groups. Recommendations for further research are provided.

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Counselor Education and Supervision
Language: English
Date: 2008
ethnic identity development, personal growth group

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