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Latino Doctoral Students In Counseling Programs : Navigating Professional Identity Within A Predominantly White American Profession, Anna Flores Locke Aug 2017

Latino Doctoral Students In Counseling Programs : Navigating Professional Identity Within A Predominantly White American Profession, Anna Flores Locke

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Using a basic qualitative research design, this author interviewed eight Latino doctoral students in counseling programs about their professional identity development experiences. The author analyzed the data from a Latino Critical Race theoretical perspective to explore the ways in which power and privilege played a role in the participants’ professional identity development as Latino doctoral students in a predominantly White American profession. The results supported that ethnicity played a central role in the participants’ experiences navigating professional identity within a predominantly White American profession. The three themes that emerged were: (1) being one of the few, (2) navigating professional identity …