A competency framework for domestic violence counselling

Roddy, JK ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9757-2539 and Gabriel, L 2019, 'A competency framework for domestic violence counselling' , British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 47 (6) , pp. 669-681.

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Domestic violence (DV) affects around 20% of the population globally and is linked with complex mental health conditions and difficulties in client therapeutic engagement. Developing therapeutic competency to meet the standards for independent, professional practice is a significant part of counsellor training. A competency framework for DV is a useful addition to the literature. This framework has been systematically developed from a client informed DV counselling model (grounded theory) and integrates well with existing international publications. It highlights high level and wide-ranging counselling skills, specialist knowledge and specific personal characteristics for working with this client group, beyond the level required for independent practice. This framework could be used as a basis for pre- and post-qualification counsellor training, recruitment and assessment.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0306-9885
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Depositing User: Dr Jeannette Roddy
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 09:48
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 01:05
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50323

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