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Supporting African American Females in Doctoral Counseling Programs at Predominantly White Institutions
Christine Suniti Bhat, Yegan Pillay, and Denita N. Hudson
The study is a retrospective reflection of the experiences of participants with the goal of describing the perceptions, experiences, and feelings of African American female doctoral students in counselor education and counseling psychology programs at PWIs. Through structured interviews, participants described their phenomenological experiences without being prompted for causal explanations for these experiences (Merleau-Ponty, 1961).