Counselors Perceptions of the Benefits of Counseling Supervision A Panacea for a Secure World

Show simple item record Kiarie, J. M. 2016-09-01T11:08:43Z 2016-09-01T11:08:43Z 2016-08-10
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dc.description.abstract Counseling supervision has consistently been recognized by the counseling profession as an essential component in the development of competent counselors and the delivery of therapeutic services. The purpose of this study was to explore counselors’ perceptions of the benefits of counseling supervision in their work with clients, from a self-reported survey. The literature review highlights a paucity of research in this area. The study employed a survey research using a mixed method design, in a field study of 105 practicing counselors accredited by the Kenya Counseling and Psychological Association. Data collection combined Likert scale and open-ended questionnaires. Data analysis utilized descriptive statistics and factor analysis with varimax rotation, with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) 12.0. Varimax rotation converged in three iterations resulting in two factors as also supported by the scree plot generated. Factor one was a combination of professional growth and competency, while factor two was on managing stress and burnout. The two factors explained 58.499% of the variance of perception. Qualitative findings indicate that supervision benefits include: professional growth and development, feedback and support as well as a mechanism for managing burnout. The study contributes to the knowledge of factors that can be leveraged on in promotion of counseling supervision as a panacea for a secure world psychologically. The results suggest that future research should explore linkages between demographic variables of gender, frequency of supervision, experience as a counsellor and adequacy of supervision session; with the perceived benefits of counseling supervision. More specifically an exploration of push and pull factors influencing counselors' adoption of counseling supervision should be explored. en_US
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dc.subject Counselors; Counseling Supervision; Supervisors; Benefits of Counseling; Counselors Perceptions en_US
dc.title Counselors Perceptions of the Benefits of Counseling Supervision A Panacea for a Secure World en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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