Date of Degree
Access restricted until 09/04/2020
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development
Wood, Susannah M
First Committee Member
Grooms, Ain A
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Although there are 50,000 cases of new HIV diagnoses each year in the U.S., people are living longer with HIV/AIDS (CDC, 2016). Due to the paucity of literature containing current experiences of counseling professionals who have actively or are currently working with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), this research explored the counseling professionals’ role and significance in HIV/AIDS mental health care services and prevention for treating PLWHA. The purpose of this phenomenological research study is to examine the life experiences of counseling professionals who are actively working with clients who are living with HIV/AIDS to answer this study’s research question “what are the lived experience of counseling professionals is working with clients with HIV?”
Counseling, Experience, HIV/AIDS, Phenomenological, Professionals, Qualitative
xii, 149 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-130).
Copyright © 2019 Roseina Dominique Britton
Britton, Roseina Dominique. "A phenomenological study examining the lived experiences of counseling professionals working with individuals living with HIV." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2019.