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ERIC Number: EJ954287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1546-2781
Increasing Counselor Self-Awareness: The Role of Cognitive Complexity and Metacognition in Counselor Training Programs
Wilkinson, R. Tyle
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v37 n1 p24-32 Fall 2011
The counseling profession is quite unique. It is a profession that requires practitioners to employ interventions beyond learned knowledge or acquired skills. Counselors are also required to incorporate self into their counseling practice, a task not easily accomplished. Counselor educators have the difficult role of training individuals to become competent in the profession of counseling. In fact, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP; 2009) states competent professionals are individuals who have mastered the knowledge and the skills to practice effectively "and" who have developed a professional identity. The purpose of this article is to review literature evaluating the development of cognitive complexity and metacognition as a way to increase self-awareness, and ultimately competency, with counselors in training.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A