Understanding Differences between CORE and CACREP Counselors-in-Training Perceptions of Self-Efficacy

Sabrina Harris, Michael Brooks, Robin Liles, Glacia Ethridge, Quinton Boston, Kacie Blalock


An examination of differences in perceptions of self-efficacy between students in CORE-accredited rehabilitation counseling programs and students in CACREP -accredited clinical mental health counseling programs enrolled in practicum/internship classes is absent in the literature. Results indicated there was not a significant difference (p = .05) between the total self-efficacy scores between both treatment groups (CORE and CACREP). Further, there was not a significant difference between helping skills, session management, and counseling challenging situations scores for both treatment groups (CORE and CACREP). Predictors of self-efficacy for CACREP participants consisted of prior work experience in a field other than helping. Predictors of self-efficacy for CORE participants were gender.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v7i1.3747


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