Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy Scales

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Summary: "The Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy Scales were developed to assess self-efficacy for performing helping skills, managing the counseling process, and handling challenging counseling situations."
Reference: Lent, R.W., Hill, C.E., & Hoffman, M.A. (2003). Development and Validation of the Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy Scales. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1, 97-108.
Citation: (Lent, Hill, & Hoffman, 2003)


"Counseling psychology and related helping professions have long been engaged in efforts to understand and promote the process of counselor development." "counselor self-efficacy, referring to counselors’ beliefs about their ability to perform counseling-related behaviors or to negotiate particular clinical situations." There are six factors and three subdomains: Insight Skills, Exploration Skills, Action Skills (under subdomain of Helping Skill Self-Efficacy), Session Management Self-Efficacy (factor/subdomain), Relationship Conflict, and Client Distress (under subdomain of Counseling Challenges Self-Efficacy).


Sample items

Immediacy (disclose immediate feelings you have about the client, the therapeutic relationship, or yourself in relation to the client).

Open questions (ask questions that help clients to clarify or explore their thoughts or feelings).

Information giving (teach or provide the client with data, opinions, facts, resources, or answers to questions).

Help your client to understand his or her thoughts, feelings, and actions.

. . . you have negative reactions toward (e.g., boredom, annoyance).

. . . has experienced a recent traumatic life event (e.g., physical or psychological injury or abuse).

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