Professional wisdom in counselor education: A consensual qualitative research

Peitao Zhu, Gideon Litherland, Tamekia Bell, Melissa Luke

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Emerging evidence has suggested that practitioners who demonstrate professional wisdom, a multifaceted disposition, show superior judgment and clinical efficacy. In this consensual qualitative research study, we examined 16 peer-nominated wise counselor educators’ perspectives on professional wisdom in the context of counselor education. We identified seven domains pertaining to the characteristics and interpersonal effects of professional wisdom, as well as perceptual factors. Our findings present an initial framework of professional wisdom specific to the field of counselor education and provide implications for counselor education, counseling practice, and future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
StateAccepted/In press - 2024


  • Consensual qualitative research
  • counseling
  • counselor education
  • professional wisdom
  • wisdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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