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ERIC Number: ED514621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 286
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-6074-6
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Perceived Leadership Preparation in Counselor Education Doctoral Students Who Are Members of the American Counseling Association in CACREP-Accredited Programs: A Survey Examining the Next Generation of Leaders in the Profession
Lockard, Fred W., III.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Toledo
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the perceived leadership development, training, and education of counselor education doctoral students enrolled in CACREP-accredited universities and colleges. Participants of this study were 228 members of the American Counseling Association (ACA) who were doctoral students enrolled in CACREP-accredited counselor education programs in the United States. The participants were chosen using a database of names obtained from the ACA. The general research questions investigated were: To what degree do counselor education doctoral students believe they are being prepared in the domains of leadership? Is there a relationship between the number of courses completed and the perceived leadership ability of counselor education doctoral students in the domains of leadership as listed? To what degree do counselor education doctoral students believe they are receiving the prescribed CACREP leadership training and education as listed? Is there a relationship between the number of courses completed and the degree to which counselor education doctoral students believe they are receiving the prescribed CACREP leadership training and education as listed? What do counselor education doctoral students think are important influences in their leadership development? What do counselor education doctoral students think are the most important influences in their leadership development? What do counselor education doctoral students think can be done to better prepare them for the roles of leadership? Do the sexes differ on what they think they need in terms of formal leadership training? Are there differences between doctoral students who have a master's degree in school counseling, community counseling, psychology, or other, and what they think they need in terms of formal leadership training and education? Do years of clinical experience predict the student's response to survey items 10-14? The respondents indicated they were confident in their ability to provide leadership in the six commonly cited domains of leadership in counselor education. They were less confident in their knowledge and ability to provide leadership in the three domains of leadership proposed by the investigator. A majority of respondents acknowledged they were being taught leadership according to the CACREP standards. The study demonstrated current doctoral students' perceived leadership ability was attributed in large measure to leadership experience and education received prior to their admittance into a doctoral program. Respondents also reported a strong desire to have more leadership training and education afforded them during their doctoral studies. Students believed their career goals and the advancement of the counseling profession could be positively impacted by the addition of leadership training and opportunities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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