Counselors' Perceived Preparedness for Technology-Mediated Distance Counseling: A Phenomenological Examination [thesis]

Daniel C. Holland
2016
This phenomenological study examined counselors' perceptions of their formal preparation for engaging in technology-mediated distance counseling with the intent of gaining an understanding of their lived experiences. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven seasoned counselors who regularly engage in technology-mediated distance counseling. The results highlighted two categories emerging: the counselor and training/education. Themes related to motivation and counselor attributes
more » ... elor attributes emerged from the first category and themes of availability, inadequacy, and modality emerged from the second. The implications from this study suggest a lack of availability of effective training on technology-mediated distance counseling. The implications also suggest areas of potential future research and program development for graduate programs.
doi:10.25777/9m8h-gn42 fatcat:k3hm2wkobfbhdaou742e7abwei