Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Martin Cortez Wesley, PhD, LPCC-S, LCADC, NCC, MAC, BC-TMH
Joffrey S. Suprina, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Substance use disorder affects a substantial number of individuals in the United States. The specific problem of this research is that it was not known to what extent their use of evidence-based practices is driven by their sense of self-efficacy. The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to examine to what extent the use of evidence-based practices covary with a sense of self-efficacy for mental health counselors treating individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder. The study population was 121 mental health counselors who specialized in substance use disorder treatment who completed a digital survey. The study findings did not support the existence of a simple regressive relationship between the use of evidence-based practices and self-efficacy, R2 = 0.01, sig = 0.33. The multiple regression model illustrated the personal characteristics of counselors to be statistically significant at p < 0.05 and where 4.9% of self-efficacy among counselors was explained by evidence-based practices, gender, and age as predictors, F (3,114) = 3.00, sig = 0.03. The study findings demonstrate the importance of considering the role of evidence-based practices in supporting the self-efficacy of counselors. Future research is needed to develop a holistic understanding of the relationship between evidence-based practice and self-efficacy among counselors.
Bastien, Carl, "Evidence-Based Practices and Self-Efficacy: A Quantitative Study of Mental Health Counselors Treating Clients With Substance Use Disorder" (2023). Dissertations. 764.
Experimental Analysis of Behavior Commons, Health Services Research Commons, Other Mental and Social Health Commons, Psychological Phenomena and Processes Commons, Quantitative Psychology Commons, Substance Abuse and Addiction Commons