Issues & guild lines of professional competence among counselor trainees
The article is a position paper in which Rust, Raskin, and Hill (2013) review the issues and problems relating to professional competence among trainees in the field of counseling, along with discussing the research and training practice future directions.
In particular, the researchers provide several guidelines that can be incorporated into counseling educational programs to help in fashioning policies and procedures that can be applied in solving the problems of professional counseling (PPC).
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They also found out that a majority of counselor trainees demonstrate judgment prowess, personal functioning, and proficiency issues related to stress that is associated with academic expectations prevailing in the graduate school. These findings are significant in the sense that they form the basis for the researchers to make recommendations regarding remediation for PPC in counselor education trainees.
They are also important as they are insights that policy makers in the field of counseling education can use to formulate and implement policies and procedures relating to professional competence issues and problems in the future.
Rust, J. P., Raskin, J. D., & Hill, M. S. (2013). Problems of professional competence among
counselor trainees: programmatic issues and guidelines. Counselor education & supervision, (52), 30-42. New Paltz, NY. American Counseling Association.