Professional Counseling’s Alignment with the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016, Pages: 18-27
Received: Feb. 19, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 17, 2015; Published: Mar. 14, 2016
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Kaprea F. Johnson, Counseling & Human Service Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA United States of America
Miranda MJ Parries, Department of Counselor Education, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL United States of America
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Abstract
Previous findings show that there is a misconception of the counseling profession and a lack of awareness of their role in interprofessional collaboration; which may lead to underutilization of counselors for team based care. As an example, in 2009 six professional health related associations developed core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice and counseling associations were not involved in the development. This manuscript introduces the profession of counseling to others in medical health professions in hopes that similarities will bridge the gap between knowledge and future collaborative practice. The manuscript shows how the profession aligns with the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice (CCIPC), ethical codes, accreditation bodies, and existing counseling literature. It concludes with implications for practice, system level support, and policy.
Keywords
IPEC, Counseling, Interprofessional Education, Interprofessional Collaboration
To cite this article
Kaprea F. Johnson, Miranda MJ Parries, Professional Counseling’s Alignment with the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, American Journal of Health Research. Special Issue: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration is a Call for Improvement Across the Board in the Health Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 2-1, 2016, pp. 18-27. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.13
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