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Abstract

Suicide is a public health crisis which counselors must be prepared to address. In this grounded theory study, the researchers advance a model to show how counselors develop self-efficacy to work with suicidal clients. Counselor educators may use this model to improve programmatic training and supervision of students.

Keywords

Counselor Education, Suicide, Self-Efficacy, Supervision, Grounded Theory

Author Bio(s)

Gregory M. Elliott, Ph.D., LPC completed his PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Adams State University in 2018 and is an affiliate faculty member at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO. His research interests are in exploring the ways counselors are prepared to work with suicidal clients and in the efficacy of online teaching modalities in Counselor Education. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: gregg_elliott@msn.com.

Richard W. Audsley, PhD, LMFT, is a systemic therapist in private practice, as well as educator, and national consultant working with traumatized communities following a mass event requiring mid and long-term recovery solutions. He is currently an affiliate professor at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: richaudsley@mac.com.

Lisa Runck, PhD, LPC is a college counselor at Colorado Mountain College and is adjunct faculty at Adams State University and at Colorado Mountain College. Lisa's research interests include counseling services at community colleges, adult student identity and career development, and rural community mental health needs. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: runckl@grizzlies.adams.edu.

Ashley Ascherl Pechek earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision and teaches as Adjunct Instructor at Adams State University. She currently works as a Military and Family Life Counselor at an elementary school in Colorado Springs, CO and has previously worked in a youth residential facility and psychiatric hospital. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: pechekaa@grizzlies.adams.edu.

Adriana de Raet, MA, LPC, NCC is a bilingual (Spanish-English) PhD student in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program at Adams State University. She has over 10 years of experience working with immigrants in programs to prevent postpartum depression. She has similar experience providing training and supervision to clinicians and mental health professionals to implement prevention programs in community settings. Her research interests include working with minorities, immigrants and their families, and online higher education. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: adrianaods@gmail.com.

Angelica Valdez holds an MA in Community Counseling and is the Executive TRIO Director at Adams State University with experience in preparing low-income and first-generation high school students for college. Angelica's research interests include cultural inclusion in education and focus and mindfulness in leadership and supervision. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: agalleg@adams.edu.

Brandon J. Wilde, PhD, LPC, NCC completed his PhD in Counselor Education and Counseling from Idaho State University in 2010 and is a core faculty and Associate Professor at the University of the Cumberlands. His research interests include professional counselor leadership and advocacy, researcher identity, and qualitative inquiry. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: brandonjwilde@gmail.com.

Publication Date

12-12-2018

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