Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counseling and Human Services
Garrett J. McAuliffe
Cirecie A. West-Olatunji
Counseling is a young profession compared to other mental health professions in Italy. The lack of agreement about counselor professional identity appears to have a negative impact on counselors. This situation has also led potential clients to confuse counselors with other mental health professionals. Because of this, the future development of counseling in Italy appears closely linked to a stronger counselor professional identity. The purpose of this Delphi study is to establish a consensus list among expert counselors of the distinctive elements that characterize counselor professional identity in Italy
"Towards a New Profession: Counselor Professional Identity in Italy. A Delphi Study"
(2017). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Counseling and Human Services, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/j453-r330