Mexican American Women Pursuing Counselor Education Doctorates: A Narrative Inquiry

Tamara J. Hinojosa, Jo Lynn V. Carney

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The authors used narrative inquiry and Anzaldúa's () bordlerlands theory to understand the cultural experiences of 5 Mexican American women in doctoral programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Results indicated that participants navigated multiple cultural spheres and that the doctoral program culture affected their professional identity. Implications for counselor education include engaging Mexican American women in academic activities congruent with their ethnic identities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-215
Number of pages18
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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