Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Counseling
Strong Interest Inventory, PHQ-9, Person-centered, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.
It is important for counselors to be knowledgeable about how their life experiences influence their work as counselors. One’s life experiences may have influenced why someone came into the profession, sparked an interest in a certain population, or caused the counselor to come into counseling for the wrong reasons. This paper gives a background of Jenessa’s life and some of the experiences that influenced her decision to become a counselor. It also includes her results on the Strong Interest Inventory and PHQ-9, feedback from her friends, a theoretical conceptualization, and a reflection of this writing process.
Whitmore, Jenessa, "The Long and Winding Road: The Life Experiences and Resiliency to Become a Clinical Mental Health Counselor" (2020). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 409.