deliberate practice, coaching, mentoring, clinical competencies, counselor education
Clinical Supervision, Counseling, Counselor Education, Higher Education Counseling
In the counselor education (CE) literature, there remains a paucity of available research on systematic methods to enhance counselors-in-training (CIT) clinical competencies. Currently, CIT report feeling not only ill-equipped in essential counseling competencies upon graduating, but they also indicate diminished self-efficacy before engaging in clinical work. Therefore, we propose the Deliberate Practice Coaching Framework (DPCF) to address these issues. This systematic framework integrates deliberate practice components and coaching, with a peer mentoring relationship, to help enhance CIT clinical competencies and skill development, as well as promote overall self-efficacy. We provide a case illustrating the application of the DPCF. We also discuss implications for the field and directions for future research.
Irvine, T., Fullilove, C., Osman, A., Farmanara, L., & Emelianchik-Key, K. (2021). Enhancing Clinical Competencies in Counselor Education: The Deliberate Practice Coaching Framework. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 14(4). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol14/iss4/5