My name is Andre Sumiel. I am a graduate student in Counselor Education and Student Affairs at Kutztown University. I am conducting research on the racial/ethnic experiences of underrepresented Masters-level students in CACREP-accredited counseling programs. Deborah Duenyas, Ph.D. and Jill Krahwinkel, Ph.D. are co-researchers, and this study has been approved by the Kutztown University Institutional Review Board (log# IRB03052021).
I believe this research will benefit the counselor education community by adding to the understanding of underrepresented student experiences in CACREP-accredited counselor education programs. In addition, I believe this study may have implications for counselor education curriculum and programming to support an inclusive learning environment.
Each participant in this study must meet the following conditions: (a) identify as a Master’s-level graduate student enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling program in the United States, and (b) identify as racially/ethnically underrepresented in their counseling program.
Thank you for your time and consideration in assisting me with this important research.