Discussions of Diversity in a Classroom: A Phenomenological Study of Students in an MFT Training Program
Contemporary Family Therapy, 30(4), 251- 268, July 2008
Ben K. Beitin, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., AAMFT Approved Supervisor Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
R. Duckett and P. Fackina
Our qualitative study consisted of phenomenological interviews,which focused on discussions of diversity by six students from a marriage and family therapy program. Findings revealed that the ability of students to be aware of and discuss their reactions to these discussions is complex and influenced by their families of origin, their perceptions of other students, their views of the professor, and their race.