Title

In-Home Counseling for Young Children Living in Poverty: An Exploration of Counseling Competencies

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

11 p.

Publication Date

10-2014

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

The Family Journal

Source ISSN

1066-4807

Abstract

Home-based counseling is increasingly an alternative mode of providing counseling services for children and families, reduces barriers to accessing traditional counseling services, and has also been shown to be effective. As such, the purpose of this qualitative study was to explore and describe the competencies needed to provide such counseling services. This study yielded five categories of competencies—necessary knowledge sets, case conceptualization, counseling behaviors, flexibility in session, and professional dispositions and behaviors. We also outline implications for counseling practice, counselor education, and public policy.

Comments

The Family Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4 (October 2014): 371-381. DOI.