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ERIC Number: EJ843977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2705
Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling Students' Characteristics and Career Goals
Goodwin, Lloyd R., Jr.; Sias, Shari M.
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, v6 n1 p1-18 2007
Students from a master's program in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling (SACC) at a midsize southeastern university were surveyed to determine personal characteristics and career goals. Sixty-two of the 68 students currently enrolled in the program volunteered to anonymously complete the questionnaire. The typical profile of the SACC student was 30 years old (i.e., average age), white (85%) and female (68%) with a bachelor's degree in psychology (44%) and work experience in human services (60%). Eight-four percent of the students had a specific career goal. The top four goals were substance abuse counselor, clinical mental health counselor, substance abuse prevention specialist, and state agency rehabilitation counselor. Implications for substance abuse counselor education and recruitment are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A