Perspectives on Counselor Education Collaborative Scholarship

Jeff D. Wolfgang


A collective case study employs a multiple-case design to investigate engaging, collaborative academic writing methods in counselor education. The researchers were particularly interested in understanding successful collaborative counseling research practices centered around Harshada Patel CoSpaces Collaborative Working Model (CCWM). Analysis from two rounds of interviews with 11 participants revealed the central tenets needed to complete scholarly work in Counselor Education. The researchers discovered leadership, institutional capacity, and communication as the three major categories based on the transcription content analysis. According to the results, counselor educators can embrace collaboration into their research practice and identity as it is a natural extension of humanistic philosophy.