The authors extend their appreciation to Christina Washington, Ryan Hancock, and Keesha Kerns for their contributions to the needs assessment portion of this project.
A Mixed Methods Study of Male Recruitment in the Counseling Profession
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013
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Journal of Counseling & Development
Special Issue: Special Issue: Men in Counseling
Volume 91, Issue 4, pages 475–482, October 2013
How to Cite
Michel, R. E., Hall, S. B., Hays, D. G. and Runyan, H. I. (2013), A Mixed Methods Study of Male Recruitment in the Counseling Profession. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91: 475–482. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2013.00120.x
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Received 02/02/12; Revised 01/25/13; Accepted 02/06/13
- graduate program culture
There are fewer men than women entering the counseling profession, but little is known about the perceived impact of this phenomenon. This mixed methods study investigated counselor educators' (n= 217) and counseling graduate students' (n= 10) perceptions of the presence and recruitment of men in the counseling profession. Results indicate that the gender gap limits the voice of male counseling students, affects client options, and influences the perception of the counseling profession. Implications for counselor preparation programs are discussed.