Angela Coker Exchanging Insight, Culture in South Africa
Counseling faculty member Angela Coker has spent the summer as a visiting scholar in Gaborone, Botswana. She was selected as a 2013 participant in the University of Missouri South African Education Program (UMSAEP).
Coker is in the midst of an eight-month trip to Botswana, to collect data for her research study titled Counseling Across Cultures. The study focuses on how culture impacts the practice of counseling in southern Africa. While there she is serving as a visiting scholar at the University of Botswana.
She conducted a staff development workshop for the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Gaborone, Botswana. The topic of her presentation was, Promoting Wellness: A Discussion for Helping Professionals.
Coker’s trip and research, which is being funded through the Office of International Studies at UMSL, was featured July 17 in the Counseling Today article, Studying Counseling and Building Cultural Competence in Botswana.
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