Defense Date

10-12-2005

Graduation Date

2005

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Joseph F. Maola

Committee Member

Emma C. Mosley

Committee Member

Lisa Lopez Levers

Committee Member

Maura F. Krushinski

Keywords

Counselor Reports, Counselor Training, Cross-Cultural Counselor Training, Multicultural Awareness, Multicultural Counseling, Multicultural Knowledge

Abstract

Within this study, the investigator attempts to determine the perceived effectiveness of counselor trainees using multicultural counseling competencies. The investigator measured the perceived degree of multicultural counseling knowledge and awareness among beginning master's level counseling students in a graduate counselor education program located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The primary research question was: Do counselor education candidates who have successfully completed a 3 credit graduate level course in multicultural counseling perceive themselves to be more knowledgeable and aware in cross-cultural counseling settings than trainees who have not completed the course? A 32-item inventory, the Multicultural Counseling Knowledge and Awareness Scale (MCKAS, Ponterotto et al., 1997) was used as a post treatment measure of participant's multicultural counseling knowledge and awareness.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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