Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
Counseling, Cross-cultural, Substance abuse
With minority Americans expected to comprise more than 40% of the U.S population by 2035 and 47% by 2050 and substance abuse epidemic with 23.5 million nationwide in need for treatment, there is a growing need for cross-cultural counseling competence among substance abuse counselors. This study examined substance abuse counselors' level of cross-cultural counseling competence in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The research method used was quantitative in nature. Substance abuse counselors were asked to self-assess their level of competence by completing a questionnaire and modified Cross-Cultural Counseling Inventory Revised (CCCI-R) subscales to determine whether counselor's gender, level of education, field of study, ethnicity, and number of continuing education make a difference in level of cultural competence. CCCI-R was proven to have acceptable content validity and is representative of domain of cross-cultural counseling competence. A total of 109 participants completed the questionnaire and CCCI-R.
Elamin, A. (2012). Examining Cross-Cultural Counseling Competencies of Substance Abuse Counselors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/521