The Counselor Self-Efficacy Scale

 

Using the following options, rate your counselor self-efficacy or 'ability to do the following counseling skills.'

 

5 = agree strongly       4 = agree moderately   3 = neutral/uncertain    2= disagree moderately          1 = disagree strongly  

 

1.   My knowledge of personality development is adequate for counseling effectively.                      1          2          3          4          5

2.     My knowledge of ethical issues related to counseling is adequate for me to perform

professionally.                                                                                                                               1          2          3          4          5

3.     My knowledge of behavior change principles is not adequate.                                                     1          2          3          4          5

4.     I am not able to perform psychological assessment to professional standards.                             1          2          3          4          5

5.     I am able to recognize the major psychiatric conditions.                                                                1          2          3          4          5

6.     My knowledge regarding crisis intervention is not adequate.                                                        1          2          3          4          5

7.     I am able to effectively develop therapeutic relationships with clients.                                          1          2          3          4          5

8.     I can effectively facilitate client self-exploration.                                                               1          2          3          4          5

9.     I am not able to accurately identify client affect.                                                                            1          2          3          4          5

10.  I cannot discriminate between meaningful and irrelevant client data.                                             1          2          3          4          5

11.  I am not able to accurately identify my own emotional reactions to clients.                                   1          2          3          4          5

12.  I am not able to conceptualize client cases to form clinical hypotheses.                                         1          2          3          4          5

13.  I can effectively facilitate appropriate goal development with clients.                                            1          2          3          4          5

14.  I am not able to apply behavior change skills adequately.                                                 1          2          3          4          5

15.  I am able to keep my personal issues from negatively affecting my counseling.                           1          2          3          4          5

16.  I am familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of group counseling as a form

of intervention.                                                                                                                              1          2          3          4          5

17.  My knowledge of the principles of group dynamics is not adequate.                                            1          2          3          4          5

18.  I am able to recognize the facilitative and debilitative behaviors of group members.                     1          2          3          4          5

19.  I am not familiar with the ethical and professional issues specific to group work.                        1          2          3          4          5

20.  I can function effectively as a group leader/facilitator.                                                                   1          2          3          4          5

 

 

Use reverse coding for items 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, and 19