A Call for Radical Reflexivity in Counseling Qualitative Research

Elyssa B. Smith, Melissa M. Luke

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In this article, we provide an interdisciplinary overview of reflexive practice within qualitative research and discuss dominant views on reflexivity within qualitative counseling literature. We propose a new way to frame the reflexive process called radical reflexivity. Finally, we offer examples from our research experience and discuss implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-172
Number of pages9
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • counseling qualitative research
  • qualitative research methodology
  • qualitative research process
  • reflexivity
  • researcher vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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