The ACA Code of Ethics (2014) state that counselors who use technology must also develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely engage with clients. To date, no studies were found that identified prevalence or preferences among counselors' use of technology with clients. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate licensed professional counselors’ self-assessment of competency to use Neuroscience-Informed Technology (NIT). A national sample of licensed professional counselors were surveyed (N = 69). Results indicate that licensed professional counselors feel competent to use NIT as an intervention in their clinical work (94%). Participants reported feeling most competent in their use of NIT mobile applications as a clinical intervention (88%), followed by video (70%), and equipment (15%). Implications for the findings are explored and recommendations for future research are provided.
Duenyas, Deborah L.; Budesa, Zach; Luke, Chad; and Fry, Lauren A.
"Neuroscience-Informed Technology: Implications for Professional Counselors and Counselor Education,"
Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision: Vol. 2:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/tces/vol2/iss1/4