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The knowledge, skills, practices and attributes that are necessary for leadership roles in counseling

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ali Kyle Wolf (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
James Benshoff

Abstract: The CACREP Standards document leadership as an essential part of counselor development. However, there does not yet seem to be a consensus in the profession about what specific knowledge, skills, practices and attributes (KSPAs) are necessary for leadership roles in counseling. The purpose of this study was to develop expert consensus of the KSPAs that are necessary for leadership roles. This study utilized Delphi Methodology and consisted of two phases with three rounds of data collection in Phase 2. Phase 1 utilized an online brainstorming session with expert counseling leaders to develop a list of KSPAs. Phase 2 involved three rounds of data collection utilizing the questionnaire, developed from the combination of Phase I results and current resources, to come to consensus about the perceived necessity of the KSPAs for leadership roles. The expert panel consisted of 48 participants for Round 1, 29 for Round 2, and 24 for Round 3. Of the 105 items analyzed, 70 were identified as very necessary by the expert panel. Nine of these items had more than 50% agreement by the expert panel as the most necessary for leadership roles in counseling. These items are: Strong counselor identity (78%), Being ethical (61%), Empowering others (57%), Ability to see the "big picture" (57%), Modeling/leading by example (57%), Collaboration (52%), Knowledge of the membership (52%), Genuine/authentic (52%), and Being strategic (52%).

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Attributes, Counseling, Knowledge, Leadership, Practices, Skills
Subjects
Counseling $x Management
Leadership $x Ability testing
Counselors $x Training of