Doctoral-Level Counseling Students’ Experiences of Social Class Microaggressions

Caroline O’Hara, Jennifer M. Cook

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The authors recruited 11 doctoral-level counseling students to participate in a study exploring the lived experiences of people who have encountered social class microaggressions (SCMs). Findings (consisting of 6 themes) suggest that SCMs are a distinct phenomenon arising from interpersonal and environmental exchanges that damage recipients. The authors present implications for counselor education and future research trajectories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-270
Number of pages16
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • counseling
  • counselor education
  • interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • microaggressions
  • social class

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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