Emerging Field Experiences: Counseling in Rural Uganda By Elsa Kraus
July 29, 2016
Working from a critical, multicultural informed tradition, this research explored the experiences of rural Ugandan counselors. Fifteen interviews of counselors and counselors-in training were collected and analyzed. Themes emerged related to the transferability of western counseling practices to the Uganda context, the specific cultural considerations related to practicing professional counseling in Uganda, and the challenges and resources present in the counseling field in Uganda. Outcomes inform the barriers and the resources that impacted Ugandan counselors’ practice of professional counseling as well as how Ugandan counselors navigated cultural considerations and contradictions arising from practicing professional counseling.