Professional Identity, Practice, and Development of Kenyan Teacher-Counsellors: An Ethnography

Kristopher M. Goodrich, Allison Hrovat, Melissa Luke

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Ethnography is used to explore the experiences and practices of teacher-counsellors (TCs; equivalent to professional school counselors) in Kenya. Thirteen participants were interviewed, each describing their experiences and perspectives as stakeholders working with TCs. Participants noted the strengths and challenges of TCs in Kenya and how counseling practices can be translated in an international context. The advocacy, mentorship, and leadership potential in international counseling work are discussed, and future research opportunities are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-66
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2014


  • Kenya
  • confidentiality
  • education
  • international counseling
  • professional identity
  • school counseling
  • teacher-counsellor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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