International Counseling Doctoral Students' Teaching Preparation: A Phenomenological Study

Dan Li, Yanhong Liu

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We conducted a phenomenological study of teaching preparation with 11 international counseling doctoral students. We identified four primary themes: (a) international identity becomes salient in teaching, (b) acculturation occurs in teaching, (c) teaching is relational, and (d) support system is critical to teaching preparation. Multicultural implications for preparing international doctoral students as emerging counselor educators are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-215
Number of pages16
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • counselor education
  • cross-cultural training
  • doctoral programs
  • international students
  • teaching preparation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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