Counselor Perception of Competence In Addressing Spirituality: Implications for Practice
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Date of Award
An exploratory factor analysis (n=270) revealed five salient factors: self-awareness, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, culture and worldview, and human and spiritual development. Mann-Whitney U results revealed a statistically significant difference between participants from accredited versus non-accredited programs regarding culture and worldview. Graduates of CACREP-accredited programs scored statistically significantly lower than graduates of non-accredited programs. Descriptive statistics were analyzed to examine participants' perception of the training they received as having provided adequate preparation in addressing spirituality. Approximately 48% of participants indicated the training they received did not adequately prepare them to address client spirituality. Implications of the findings and recommendations for future research are provided.
Counseling | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Davis, Joan Shehane, "Counselor Perception of Competence In Addressing Spirituality: Implications for Practice" (2012). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 45.