An Exploratory Study of Counselor Education Students Moral Reasoning, Conceptual Level, and Counselor Self-efficacyCounseling & Clinical Psychology Journal (2006)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the developmental impact of a CACREP accredited counselor education program on student's moral reasoning, conceptual level, and counselor self-efficacy as they progressed through core academic courses and the clinical components of the program. Measures were taken at three intervals: as students began the program, the start of practicum, and during first quarter of internship. Using Deliberate Psychological Education (DPE) to describe the curriculum within which cognitive and conceptual development and counselor self-efficacy were facilitated, growth during the practicum and internship experiences was significant for both conceptual development and self-efficacy. Higher scores during the third assessment of moral reasoning were found to be predictive of higher ratings of clinical skills at the end of internship.
Publication DateJanuary, 2006
Citation InformationHalverson, S. E., Miars, R. D., & Livneh, H. (2006). An Exploratory Study of Counselor Education Students Moral Reasoning, Conceptual Level, and Counselor Self-efficacy. Counseling & Clinical Psychology Journal, 3(1), 17-30.