self-efficacy, counselor-in-training, online, skills
Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling
COVID-19 significantly changed the parameters and imaginations of those in higher education. Face-to-face courses swiftly transitioned to completely remote learning; though, that came with many anxieties in relation to students’ competency levels in practicing counseling skills. The results of this study found that students’ self-efficacy significantly increased after participating in an online skills course. A total of 39 graduate-level clinical mental health counseling students completed both the pre and post-test questionnaires, and findings showed that completing the online skills-based course was important in improving self-perception of increasing one’s skills, t(38) = -5.088, p < .000.
Vincenzes, K., Ashley Pechek, & Matt Sprong (2023). Counselor Trainees’ Development of Self-Efficacy in an Online Skills Course. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 17(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol17/iss1/1