The experiences of novice counselors as they work with their first clients who are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this dissertation was to increase our understanding of novice counselors as they initially treat adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (ASCSA). The researcher used the grounded theory approach, a qualitative method, in order to describe richly and sensitively the first interactions between counselors-in-training and ASCSA. Seven novice counselors participated in the study. Each participant was interviewed three times, for a total of at least 180 minutes. These interviews were recorded, transcribed, and then rigorously analyzed. A central category of interest emerged out of the data: experiencing disruption. All of the participants experienced significant disruptions while initially counseling ASCSA, and these disruptions challenged their beliefs about ASCSA and, more broadly, their worldviews. Furthermore, the disruptive experiences functioned as important catalysts, encouraging novice counselors to develop new in-session counseling skills, to connect their past understandings of ASCSA to the present sessions in question, to become more self-aware, and to integrate new knowledge into their identities as emerging professional counselors. Disruptions are to be expected, and they arrive in a variety of combinations—the unique characteristics of which are difficult to predict. Thus, there is a need for enhanced counselor supervision, in order to meet the challenges inherent when novice counselors treat this unique population. More broadly, these findings could be incorporated into various models of counseling supervision, practice, and education.
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