Document Type


Date of Degree

Spring 2016

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Counselor Education and Supervision

First Advisor

Portman, Tarrell Awe Agahe

Second Advisor

Saunders, Jodi

First Committee Member

Portman, Tarrell A.A.

Second Committee Member

Wood, Susannah M.

Third Committee Member

Saunders, Jodi L.

Fourth Committee Member

Daly, Jeanette M.

Fifth Committee Member

Duys, David K.


Trauma has been studied sporadically in the past. The Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP, 2016) created several standards that address crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events. These standards address the importance of the studying of trauma for those in the counseling profession. The broadly written standards do not have competencies that would address more specifically how best to implement the standards. This study used the Delphi Method to seek the experts help with creating competencies for the standards created by CACREP that address crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events. The results will be the development of trauma competencies that can be used by counselor educators to train future counselors about trauma.


CACREP, Competencies, Counselor Education, Counselor Training, Delphi Study, Trauma


x, 184 pages


Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-154).


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