Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


swallowing disorders, communication disorders


This study aims to measure the self-efficacy of DLSMHSI SLP graduates when counseling patients with communication and swallowing disorders, to identify the factors that contribute to the self-efficacy, and to determine how the identified factors affect their self-efficacy level when counseling patients. The objectives were accomplished by following a descriptive cross-sectional research design. 15 out of 135 DLSMHSI SLP Graduates were gathered through total population sampling. The 15 respondents accomplished a 6-point likert scale questionnaire entitled Counseling Activities Self-Efficacy Scales (CASES) for speech language pathologist; it consists of 35 statements measuring the counseling self- efficacy (CSE) ratings in the different counseling domains. Through frequency analysis, quantitative results of the study revealed higher self-rated averages in the Exploration subdomain of Helping Skills, followed by Action subdomain, and Session Management Skills; while lower average CSE ratings were presented in the Insight subdomain of helping skills and Emotional Support Skills domain which were observed to be consistent throughout the different year levels. This finding is also supported by existing literature wherein HS(I) and ESS domains received lower CSE ratings. In addition, the majority of the respondents identified personal experience in handling a variety of patients as the contributing factor influencing CSE ratings. Other contributing factors include being new to the field, counseling is an under-discussed topic, and lastly anxiety. Additionally, to further enhance one’s CSE the respondents have suggested more supplemental learning opportunities for counseling in the SLP profession and to discuss a topic on how clinicians can deal with parents who are aggressively in denial.

First Advisor

Carmela Marie A. Carandang