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A comparison of the level of substance abuse training and professional school counselors' attitudes, treatment approaches, and personal competencies assessing alcoholism


2005 2005

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The purpose of this study was to explore if professional school counselors' substance abuse training in their graduate program impacted their attitudes, treatment approaches, and personal competencies assessing alcoholism. There were 151 out of 421 American School Counselor Association members who live in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia who participated in this study, a survey.

Hypothesis one tested the level of substance abuse training received in the professional school counselors' graduate programs and their attitudes regarding substance abuse counseling. Hypothesis two tested the level of substance abuse training received in the professional school counselors' graduate programs and their treatment approaches. Hypothesis three tested the level of substance abuse training received in the professional school counselors' graduate programs and their perceptions of their personal competencies in assessing alcoholism. There was one independent variable, the level of substance abuse training in their graduate programs and the three dependent variables were the professional school counselors' attitudes regarding substance abuse counseling, treatment approaches, and personal competencies in assessing alcoholism. The two instruments that were utilized in this study were the Demographic Form and Chemical Dependency Treatment Questionnaire. The data was analyzed utilizing the Pearson product moment correlation and linear regression.

The findings from the study indicated that the level of substance abuse training received in the professional school counselors' graduate programs was significant in regards to their attitudes toward substance abuse counseling, treatment approaches, and personal competencies in assessing alcoholism. There was a limited amount of substance abuse training that professional school counselors received from their graduate programs, which predicted that the level of their attitudes, treatment approaches, and personal competencies in assessing alcoholism were low. One hundred forty (93.4%) professional school counselors from the sample expressed that it was essential that all counselors have alcohol and drug abuse training.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Academic guidance counseling
Classification
0519: Academic guidance counseling
Identifier / keyword
Education; Alcoholism; Competencies; Counselors; Substance abuse training; Treatment
Title
A comparison of the level of substance abuse training and professional school counselors' attitudes, treatment approaches, and personal competencies assessing alcoholism
Author
Pak-Archer, Monalisa
Number of pages
102
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0075
Source
DAI-A 66/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
0542241390, 9780542241390
Advisor
Schwallie-Giddis, Pat
University/institution
The George Washington University
University location
United States -- District of Columbia
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3183153
ProQuest document ID
305000490
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305000490
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