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Journal of Counseling Psychology


The emphasis placed on prolonged engagement, fieldwork, and participant observation has prevented the wide-scale use of ethnography in counseling psychology. This article provides a discussion of ethnography in terms of definition, process, and potential ethical dilemmas. The authors propose that ethnographically informed methods can enhance counseling psychology research conducted with multicultural communities and provide better avenues toward a contextual understanding of diversity as it relates to professional inquiry. (APA PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)


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Suzuki, Lisa A., Muninder K. Ahluwalia, Jacqueline S. Mattis, and Cherubim A. Quizon. "Ethnography in counseling psychology research: Possibilities for application." Journal of Counseling Psychology 52, no. 2 (2005): 206.