Graduate Students' Self Assessment of competency in Grief Education and Training in Core Accredited Rehabilitation Counseling Programs
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counseling and Human Services
Counselor Education and Supervision
Danica G. Hays
Mitchell R. Williams
The study examined whether 93 master's level rehabilitation counselor trainees from select Midwestern CORE-accredited schools report having been adequately trained to identify and work with clients who are having grief-related issues from a loss or disability. Using the Grief Counseling Competency Scale (GCCS), participants showed a wide range of scores regarding personal competency related to grief; however, scores tended to be low when examining skills and knowledge relating to grief, with most respondents scoring between "this barely describes me" and "this somewhat describes me." Although presence or history of a disability was found to be related to personal competency, a number of variables were not related, including: gender, age, race/ethnicity, course work in grief theories and grief interventions, practica/internship setting, and attitudes toward people with disabilities. Implications for further research are discussed.
Cicchetti, Richard J..
"Graduate Students' Self Assessment of competency in Grief Education and Training in Core Accredited Rehabilitation Counseling Programs"
(2010). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Counseling and Human Services, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/4fjs-h768