Crisis in the Curriculum? New Counselors' Crisis Preparation, Experiences, and Self-Efficacy

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Carrie A. Wachter Morris, Associate Professor & School Counseling Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Professional counselors are responsible for providing crisis assessment, referral, and intervention (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 2009); however, little is known about their preparation and experiences in these areas. This study examined new professional counselors' (N= 193) crisis intervention preparation, crisis intervention self-efficacy, and crisis intervention experiences. Although participants had limited crisis preparation during their master's programs, most engaged in crisis intervention during their field experiences. Implications for continuing education and counselor education are explored.

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Counselor Education and Supervision, 51, 256-269
Language: English
Date: 2012
crisis, counselor education, curriculum, professional counselors

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