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ERIC Number: ED156929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 18
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New Directions in the Evaluation of Counselor's Professional Competence.
Lecomte, Conrad; And Others
Based on a sound conceptual, integrative and systematic framework, the present study examines the competencies counselors value and their perceived performance on each of the competencies. Specifically, the objectives of this study were (1) to develop a comprehensive set of counselor competencies; (2) to identify the competencies for which there is a high level of consensus of importance among counselors; (3) to determine the competencies for which there is a high level of consensus in terms of perceived competence; and (4) to study systematically the effects of variables such as: status, academic degree, years of professional experience, and theoretical orientation on the perceived importance and performance on each of the competencies. In general, results indicated that counselors give most importance to self awareness, personal characteristics, basic interpersonal skills and societal awareness. Their perception of their competence follows the same patterns. Results were discussed in terms of their implications for counselor training and current professional practices. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)