Conceptual Metaphors in Internship: Creative Journeys in Counselor Development

Cassandra A. Storlie, Victoria Giegerich, Tiffany Stoner-Harris, Janice Byrd

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The use of metaphors is considered a cognitive and affective process in which individuals can creatively explain and understand unfamiliar experiences. Through the Metaphor Identification Procedure, 453 metaphors were identified within semester-long reflective journals from 49 students enrolled in a clinical mental health internship course. Six overarching categories resulted, highlighting creativity used in processing, understanding, and describing events within internship. Implications for supervision and counselor education are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-343
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Creativity in Mental Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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