Professional development the 2000 cohort of new assistant professors of counselor education: Refecting at the culmination of six years

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This article features the final phase of a 6-year inquiry focused on counselor educators who assumed their first full-time faculty position in the fall 2000 academic term. Through in-depth interviews and questionnaires, the participants described their experiences addressing (a) work environment, (b) sources of satisfaction and pleasure, (c) the interplay between professional and personal domains, and (d) change and transformation. References to tenure and promotion became frequent and prominent across all themes. Recommendations for counselor-educators-in-training, candidates, new counselor educators, and veteran counselor educators are provided. © 2009 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

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