Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Wickman, Scott A.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

LCSH

Counseling Psychology||Educational evaluation||Educational technology

Abstract

Counselor educators and supervisors (CES), as gatekeepers for the counseling profession, have an ethical responsibility to prepare students to be competent to counsel through training, evaluation and supervision. In addition, CES have an ethical obligation to protect the public and the integrity of the profession by remediating or dismissing students who do not meet professional standards of competency. Concurrently, online counselor education programs are increasingly popular due to their accessibility and convenience. Despite the importance of effective gatekeeping methods and practices in online counselor education programs, no research exists regarding effective gatekeeping methods and practices in a CACREP-accredited online counselor education program. Using a constructivist grounded theory approach, in this study I identify gatekeeping methods and practices used by CES teaching in online CACREP-accredited master's-level counseling programs.

Comments

Advisors: Scott A. Wickman.||Committee members: Cynthia Campbell; Teresa A. Fisher.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

142 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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