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Counselors’ Knowledge and Attitudes of the Recovery Paradigm

  • Kathleen RuscittoEmail author
  • Corinne Wehby Bridges
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Abstract

Counselors generally subscribe to a wellness or holistic paradigm; however, the recovery paradigm, with collaborative strategies and unique treatment planning, is a directed approach of mental health services that can allow counselors to help in the recovery process. Thus, the purpose of this quantitative study was to understand what factors contribute to counselors’ knowledge and attitudes of the recovery paradigm. Surveys were used to examine whether professional counselors’ years of experience, gender, professional setting, and licensure status correlate to their knowledge and attitudes as measured by the 4 subscales of the recovery knowledge inventory. The results of a multivariate multiple regression were not significant. However, the results of this study align with previous research outcomes indicating a need for counselors’ continued education and training on the recovery paradigm, which can impact consumers’ achievement of recovery goals through counselors’ improved knowledge and attitudes.

Keywords

Recovery Counselors’ knowledge and attitudes Recovery knowledge inventory Mental health recovery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ProvidenceGreat FallsUSA
  2. 2.Walden UniversityMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Post FallsUSA

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