This paper enlarges on recent research in Hong Kong (Moir-Bussy, 2006) that showed how the dialogic process between educators and trainees in counseling fuelled creative transformation of the self and of professional knowledge. Embodied cultural knowledge and values, spirituality and professional goals became more conscious as students weaved what they learned from a Western context and transformed it for practice in Hong Kong. Meanings that supervisors place on supervision and how they see their role in this process of transformation is also explored. Finally, some challenges for educators, supervisors and trainees are raised, as together they develop their ability to engage in dialogic encounters and continue the process of creative transformation.
Inaugural 2008 Asia Pacific Rim International Counselling Conference, Hong Kong 10-11 July 2008
Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health / Vol. 4, No. 1, pp.1-16