Counselor Supervisors' Perceptions of the Importance of Social Justice Competence in Novice Counselors
Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
counseling; counselor education; counselor supervisors; social justice; social justice competence
This study explores counselor supervisors’ perceptions of social justice competence (SJC) in novice counselors during the hiring process through the use of the Social Justice Competence Desirability Inventory (SJCDI). A total of 109 counselor supervisors completed the SJCDI, an instrument developed for the purpose of this study, and responses were evaluated through principal axis factoring. A series of one-way multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVAs) explored whether perceptions of the importance of SJC differed among demographic and professional characteristics. The results of this study show that counselor supervisors perceive empathy & self-awareness, social action, and the development of critical consciousness as important areas of competence for novice counselors to possess. Information presented can be used by educators, administrators, and supervisors in the development of counselor education curriculum and training that includes social justice principles.
Simpson, E. B. (2017). Counselor Supervisors' Perceptions of the Importance of Social Justice Competence in Novice Counselors (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://ddc.duq.edu/etd/189
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