Qualitative Outcomes of a Homestay Immersion with Critical Reflection

Laura Shannonhouse*, Sejal Barden, Allen Keith Mobley

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The authors explore the impact of a 3-week homestay cultural immersion on 10 counselor trainees by analyzing their 210 structured journals using consensual qualitative research. Findings suggest that establishing meaningful relationships and engaging in critical reflection are central to increasing multicultural awareness. Implications for multicultural counseling training and research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-319
Number of pages18
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • consensual qualitative research
  • counselor training
  • critical reflection
  • cultural immersion
  • multicultural counseling competence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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