A Phenomenological Analysis of Invisibility Among African-American Males: Implications for Clinical Practice and Client Retention

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Dr. Jeffrey M. Warren, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: This article reports the results of a phenomenological study of racial identity development that asked the following questions: How do African-American males cope with invisibility experiences? What role do counselors play in assisting African-American males cope with invisibility experiences? The study involved the use of semi-structured interviews to explore invisibility experiences among seven African-American males. Results identified four thematic codes: self-affirmation, self-awareness, coping strategies in overcoming invisibility, and providing effective counseling to African-American males.

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The Professional Counselor
Language: English
Date: 2014
racial identity development, African-American males, counselors, self-affirmation, self-awareness

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