TIGER'S ROAR: EMBARKING ON THE VOYAGE OF A SOCIAL WORK DOCTORAL PROGRAM

  • Elizabeth Kimjin Traver Doctoral student, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver CO

Abstract

Thisarticle is the author's narrative of her transition into a doctoral program ofsocial work as a point of departure to illuminate recurring themes of seekingconnection and dialogue with sojourners. Through the intense self-reflexive Korean"talk-story," the ongoing self re-construction with personal historyis described. Strengths emerging from experiences of a loss of homeland fromintercountry adoption and healing paths remain invisible without the compassionatecommitment of sojourners. The gifts of this evolving talk-story emerge in theform of unanswerable questions for cultivation. As client, consumer, andpractitioner in a doctoral program of social work, the author situates thesequestions as necessary for understanding the "helping professional"roles.Copyright of Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is the property of ClevelandState University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to alistserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print,download, or email articles for individual use.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Kimjin Traver, Doctoral student, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver CO
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