A Phenomenological Inquiry Into Counselor of Color Broaching Experiences

Hannah B. Bayne*, Susan Florence Branco

*Corresponding author for this work

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Broaching, or the acknowledgment of racial and cultural factors, is a strategy for counselors working with diverse client populations. In this phenomenological study, the authors explored the lived experiences of 8 professional counselors of color regarding their broaching behaviors. The authors present 4 resulting themes (intentionality, considering impacts on client experiences, influence of counselor's discomfort on broaching, and broaching skills and practices) and discuss implications for counselor practice and training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-85
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • broaching
  • counselor education
  • counselors of color
  • culture
  • race

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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