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Ali, Shainna; Lambie, Glenn; Bloom, Zachary D. – Professional Counselor, 2017
The Sexual Orientation Counselor Competency Scale (SOCCS), developed by Bidell in 2005, measures counselors' levels of skills, awareness, and knowledge in assisting lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) clients. In an effort to gain an increased understanding of the construct validity of the SOCCS, researchers performed an exploratory factor analysis on…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Sexual Orientation, Counselors, Measures (Individuals)
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Frick, Melodie H.; Glosoff, Harriet L. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Counselor education doctoral students are influenced by many factors as they train to become supervisors. One of these factors, self-efficacy beliefs, plays an important role in supervisor development. In this phenomenological, qualitative research, 16 counselor education doctoral students participated in focus groups and discussed their…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research, Doctoral Programs
Sackett, Corrine; Lawson, Gerard; Burge, Penny L. – Professional Counselor, 2012
Researchers examined the experiences of a counseling session from the perspectives of counselors-intraining (CITs) and clients. Post-session phenomenological interviews were conducted to elicit participants' meaningful experiences, and the analysis revealed both similarities and differences. Researchers found the following themes most meaningful…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Phenomenology
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Anderson, W. P., Jr.; Lopez-Baez, Sandra I. – Professional Counselor, 2012
Little is known about levels of personal growth attributed by students to typical college life experiences. This paper documents two studies of student self-reported and posttraumatic growth and compares growth levels across populations. Both studies measure student attributions of cause to academic and non-academic experiences, respectively. It…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Attribution Theory, Cognitive Mapping
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Thompson, E. Heather; Frick, Melodie H.; Trice-Black, Shannon – Professional Counselor, 2011
Counselors-in-training face the challenges of balancing academic, professional, and personal obligations. Many counselors-in-training, however, report a lack of instruction regarding personal wellness and prevention of personal counselor burnout. The present study used CQR methodology with 14 counseling graduate students to investigate…
Descriptors: Burnout, Self Management, Counselor Training, Supervision