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2013 CRIGS Research Fellows

Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis

2013 CRIGS Research Fellows

 Kara Hurt-Avila, Ph.D.
University of North Texas
 Jaime Castillo, Ph.D.
Syracuse University

Overview of Research Study:

The researchers explored the relationship among professional identity, professional competence, and graduate program accreditation status of 134 practicum counselors-in-training.  Descriptive discriminant analysis demonstrated specific characteristics of professional identity and professional competence were indicators of CACREP accredited program status. Findings support further investigation of the role of CACREP standards in counselor education, training standards, and licensure and certification requirements.

Related Scholarly Activities:

Hurt, K., & Castillo, J. (2017). Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy3, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/2326716X.2017.1282331

Castillo, J., & Hurt, K. (March, 2016). Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis. American Counseling Association Conference. Montreal, Canada.

Castillo, J., & Hurt, K. (October, 2015). Accreditation, professional identity, and professional competence: A discriminant analysis. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, PA.