A Comparison of the Perceived Multicultural Counseling Awareness, Knowledge and Skills of Counselor Educators Who Have Received Formal Training in Multicultural Counseling to Counselor Educators Who Have Not Received Formal Training
Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
Joseph F. Maola
Emma C. Mosley
Counseling, counselor education, diversity, multicultural, supervision, training
Multicultural issues in counseling continue to be a focus of practice and research because of the rapidly changing racial, ethnic and cultural profiles of persons seeking services in the United States. This study examined the perceived multicultural counseling competence of 85 counselor educators in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania by using the Multicultural Awareness Knowledge and Skills Survey (MAKSS) (D' Andrea, Daniels, and Heck, 1991). Participants indicated that there is no significant difference between the counselor educators who have had formal courses in multicultural counseling and those who have not in their perceptions of multicultural counseling "awareness" and their perceptions of multicultural counseling "knowledge." In addition, the findings of this study suggested that those counselor educators who have had a formal course in multicultural counseling perceive themselves to have significantly higher multicultural counseling skills than do those counselor educators who did not have a formal course in multicultural counseling. Implications for further research are also discussed.
Smith, S. (2005). A Comparison of the Perceived Multicultural Counseling Awareness, Knowledge and Skills of Counselor Educators Who Have Received Formal Training in Multicultural Counseling to Counselor Educators Who Have Not Received Formal Training (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1561