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A Grounded Theory Approach to Faculty Experiences and Perspectives on Gatekeeping in Counselor Education Programs Public Deposited

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  • Counselor educators have a responsibility to serve as effective gatekeepers to the counseling profession by graduating only those counselors professionally prepared to serve the public in a myriad of counseling roles. However, despite its importance and the extant literature, gatekeeping still seems poorly understood and inconsistently applied. Although the literature on what counselor educators should do during gatekeeping is robust, much less is known about what they experience during gatekeeping. The purpose of this dissertation is to learn more about counselor educators’ internal and microsystemic experiences of gatekeeping for problems of professional competence (PPC).This dissertation applies a grounded theory approach towards data collected from experienced counselor educators on their internal and microsystemic experiences during gatekeeping. The first study examining participants’ internal experiences led to the theory of striving to be an effective gatekeeper – avoiding, struggling, striving as counselor educators’ central internal experience during gatekeeping. This core category consisted of the sub-processes of: integrating identities and balancing responsibilities, practicing discernment, managing challenging emotions, and perceiving cohesion and capability in colleagues. The second study, addressing participants’ experiences of their colleagues and aspects of the faculty microsystem during gatekeeping led to the theory of collaboration – sharing the burden and a model of the Faculty Microsystem for Gatekeeping in Counselor Education Programs. The theory and model highlight the contextual conditions and interactive processes of gatekeeping especially between the conditions of faculty cohesion and faculty capability and the processes of individual CE actions- engaging vs. avoiding and collective CE actions- helping vs. hindering collaboration. How the faculty microsystemic conditions enhance or inhibit collaboration led to participants’ varying levels of experiencing collaboration – sharing the burden. This research will benefit counselor educators and counselor education programs; current and future counseling students; and most importantly, the public good by contributing to our understanding of gatekeeping in counselor education programs.
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