Advisor

Clemens, Elysia

Advisor

Helm, Heather

Committee Member

Hess, Robyn

Department

Applied Psychology and Counselor Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

10-15-2015

Genre

Thesis

Extent

313 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Child maltreatment is a widespread epidemic that has relevance to the work of counselors. The counseling profession has not yet established a set of standards that provide comprehensive guidance on how to prepare counselors to work with clients impacted by child maltreatment. The purpose of this dissertation study was to discover the domains and competencies necessary to prepare master’s-level counselors to assess and manage the risk of child maltreatment with clients. Twenty counseling and five non-counseling experts participated in this multi-round Delphi study. These expert expert- participants provided their opinions through a series of three structured surveys. Expert- participants created and reached consensus on a list of 45 competencies across four domains that detailed the necessary knowledge and skills required of counselors to assess the risk and manage the impact of child maltreatment in their clients. Counseling training programs can begin to incorporate these competencies into their programs as a way to address the current lack of training on child maltreatment.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Parra_unco_0161D_10430

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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