Effects of a competency-based counseling training program for correctional officers

Peter Jen Der Pan, Shih Hua Chang, Karen Jye Ru Jiang

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The purposes of this study were (a) to determine whether a competency-based counseling training program can be effective in developing the counseling skills of correctional officers with diverse backgrounds and (b) to examine if participants would demonstrate positive changes in counseling skills regardless of their differences among a variety of demographic variables. One hundred and six correctional officers were selected to participate in this study. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were applied for collecting and analyzing data. The results indicate that the participants' counseling skills were significantly improved. Because the participants demonstrated positive changes in their overall counseling skills, the present research further supports no significant difference among a variety of variables. The training program also brought out deeper reflection on the significant learning experiences, greater theoretical knowledge, as well as greater understanding of the counseling work for the participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-735
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Competency-based counseling training program
  • Correctional officer
  • Counseling skill

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology

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Effects of a competency-based counseling training program for correctional officers. / Der Pan, Peter Jen; Chang, Shih Hua; Jiang, Karen Jye Ru.

In: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 52, No. 6, 01.12.2008, p. 722-735.

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