Human Trafficking: Preparing Counselors to Work with Survivors

  • Jenae ThompsonEmail author
  • Melinda Haley


The global crisis of human trafficking involves the exploitation of people for personal gain and affects millions. Survivors often present with symptoms that are not identifiable to untrained clinicians. In this article, we discuss the importance for counselor training, as well as counselor self-efficacy and competency in addressing the needs of human trafficking survivors.


Human trafficking Counselor education Training Self-efficacy Competency 


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The authors have declared they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Counseling, College of Social and Behavioral SciencesWalden UniversityMinneapolisUSA

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