The following statement is not true with respect to counselor competence:
Only when the therapist completes a doctoral program, are they competent to practice with all specialties.
According to the authors, a good training program encourages students to:
build on their life experiences and personal strengths and provides opportunities for expanding self-awareness.
As a part of the process of screening candidates for a therapist training program, counselor educators should:
both a and b
The argument for teaching a multimodal, systematic, technically eclectic model in training programs is that:
the variety of techniques and strategies taught can be applied to a wide range of problems with diverse clients.
Which of the following statements about competence is false?
Practitioners cannot develop competence both as generalists and as specialists.
_____ represents the least degree of regulation of professional practice.
An argument put forth in favor of legislation to regulate the delivery of mental-health services is that:
the public is protected by setting minimum standards of service and holding professionals accountable.
Within the counseling profession, a specialty is officially recognized when:
practitioners achieve either a specialty accreditation through a group or certification through a professional organization.
Most professional organizations support efforts to
make continuing education a mandatory condition of relicensing.
_____ is an organized system by which practitioners within a profession assess one another's services.
Barriers to dismissing a student who demonstrates dysfunctional interpersonal behavior from a training program include:
All of the choices
Chaka, a new counselor trainee, appears to be emotionally stable and well-adjusted. One might say that she demonstrates:
Referring clients to other professionals is:
appropriate when counselors do not have the clinical training or expertise to work with certain clients.
In order to apply our knowledge and skills competently
we must attend to our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Even though mental health professionals may not intend to harm clients, _____ often is a major contributing factor in causing harm.
lack of competence
According to the American Counseling Association, counselors practice only within the boundaries of their competence, based on their
All of the choices.
To qualify as a substance abuse counselor, the CACREP (2009) standards identify specific knowledge, skills, and practices in all of the following areas except
None of the choices.
When a practitioner has a license, he or she is
not competent to work with all populations.
_____ is a developmentally informed process that provides useful feedback during one's training and throughout one's professional career.
Those who are responsible for educating and training mental health professionals are ethically and professionally obligated to
balance their roles as advocate and mentor of trainees with their gatekeeping role.
When therapists extend the boundaries of their practice, or when they branch out into an area requiring specialty competence, they should
seek consultation with a competent practitioner.
Researchers recommend that students be taught ways of implementing wellness strategies into their daily lives
in a manner similar to the way they are taught to implement techniques into their counseling practice.
Training programs have a responsibility to
All of the choices.
Dr. Geller is a faculty member in a training program that graduates trainees who he believes are incompetent. He has tried to address these issues with the program administrators and faculty; however, to no avail. Dr. Geller
should make the conflict known to the institution and then adhere to his ethical duties.
In most training programs, students are expected to
engage in appropriate self-disclosure and participate in various self-growth activities.