Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Education
Counseling and Human Development
Professor Gaylene Perrault
It has been suggested that personal unresolved racial identity conflicts among African-American counselor trainees may negatively influence potential counseling situations involving African-American clients. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine racial identity levels of AfricanAmerican counselor trainees enrolled in a predominantly Black university in Atlanta, Georgia. The sample consisted of 18 males and 46 female graduate counseling students. The Social Attitude Scale (SAS) was utilized for this study to measure hierarchial levels of the Negro-to-Black conversion process. Results obtained from frequency analysis, indicated that most survey respondents appeared to be operating at the lowest level of the Negro-to-Black conversion process. These findings indicate that some African-American counselor trainees may possess racial identity conflicts that may negatively impact "Black on Black" counseling relationships.
Tillman, Joanne T., "A survey of radical identity levels in African-American counselor-trainees: implications for counseling" (1992). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 1459.