Title

Predictors of Preparedness in Gatekeeping Among Doctoral Counselor Education and Supervision Students

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Department

Counseling

Date of Award

Summer 2021

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which professional counseling experiences, leadership qualities, value-based decision making, and action-oriented advocacy predict preparedness of doctoral counselor and education students for gatekeeping masters level counselors in training. Exploring doctoral student preparedness for gatekeeping will be explored using a quantitative correlational design; specifically using a multiple regression. Preparedness is the criterion variable that will be measured using the Gatekeeper Behavior Scale. The combination of variables may be able to predict the inclination of doctoral counselor education and supervision students toward engagement in the gatekeeping function. Researcher will use Qualtrics to assess the following variables (a) demographics, (b) professional counseling experience, (c) leadership qualities, (d) value-based decision making and action-oriented advocacy.

Advisor

Chester Robinson

Subject Categories

Counseling | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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