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Author Bozorg-omid, Renee
Title Counselors and domestic violence: Training, competence, practice, and knowledge
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Descript 164 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-08, Section: A, page: 2890
Adviser: Stephen S. Feit
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Idaho State University, 2006
Domestic violence is prevalent throughout society. Little is known about counselors and domestic violence practices. This study used descriptive methodology to survey 500 members of American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMCHA). The study examined counselor training, perceived competence, most effective treatment modalities and knowledge of mandatory state treatment standards. Results indicate that 90% of counselors are trained in domestic violence, though only about 50% get their training during graduate school. Graduate school training was rated as inadequate by 78% of participants. Differences were found in perceived competency, based on the gender of counselor and client. The perceived efficacy of psychoeducational group treatment also differed by counselor gender. Two thirds of counselors were incorrect in their knowledge of state standards for treatment
School code: 0320
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-08A
Subject Education, Guidance and Counseling
Psychology, Clinical
Alt Author Idaho State University
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