Empirical Research Article
Professional development, accreditation, counselor education
Through increasing the strength and understanding of counselor-in-training professional identity development, the profession as a whole gains credibility and a place within mental health treatment. This study sought to determine CACREP’s impact on professional identity development of counselors-in-training. Results indicate that individuals who attended a CACREP-accredited Master’s program had significantly higher overall scores on the Professional Identity Scale in Counseling (PISC) (Woo & Henfield, 2015), but not in all subscales. Implications support continued promotion of CACREP involvement in the training of counselors.
Person, M., Garner, C., Ghoston, M., & Petersen, C. (2020). Counselor Professional Identity Development in CACREP and Non-CACREP Accredited Programs. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 13(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/131.1335