Culminating Project Title
Confidence in Counseling Skills in Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Mixed-Methods Study on Theory to Practice
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Higher Education Administration: Ed.D.
Educational Administration and Higher Education
School of Education
Dr. Rachel Friedensen
Dr. Jennifer B. Jones
Dr. Rebecca Nelson-Crowell
Dr. Joy McKenzie
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, Theory to Practice, Interprofessional Education Collaborative Practice, Higher Education
The current study was conducted to better understand how specific counseling training and engagement in collaborative learning and Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) reflective practice aided in closing the gap from theory to practice to better support communication sciences and disorders graduate student clinicians’ confidence in implementing counseling skills within practicum experiences. This study utilized fixed mixed-methods within a convergent-parallel, exploratory, study situated in the pragmatic paradigm (Cresswell & Clark, 2018; Tashakkori & Teddlie, 1998). The graduate student participants had an opportunity to use their newly acquired counseling skills from coursework and training in practicum experiences in a larger Pilot Program while engaging in IPECP with Community Mental Health and Counseling (CMHC) graduate students and reflective practice debrief sessions after each practicum experience. Both qualitative and quantitative data supported the benefits of engaging in specific counseling training and collaborative learning and IPECP with reflective practice on graduate students’ confidence in utilizing counseling skills with caregivers to support child client gains.
Schaefer, Sarah, "Confidence in Counseling Skills in Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Mixed-Methods Study on Theory to Practice" (2022). Culminating Projects in Higher Education Administration. 60.