Becoming Counselors Through Growth and Learning: The Entry Transition Process

Holly H. Wagner, Nicole R. Hill

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This article explored counselor development within the entry transition into counselor education programs using 4 interviews and interpretive dialogues with 8 beginning counselors. Six categories resulted from the authors' grounded theory analysis: Anticipation, Evolving Identity, Growth and Learning, Coping, Choosing to Trust the Process, and Interacting With Feedback.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-202
Number of pages14
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


  • counselor development
  • counselor education
  • grounded theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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