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ERIC Number: ED012942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan-12
Pages: 29
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FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR COUNSELING RESEARCH.
KRUMBOLTZ, JOHN D.
COUNSELING RESEARCH SHOULD BE DESIGNED TO DISCOVER IMPROVED WAYS OF HELPING CLIENTS PREVENT OR SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS. THE IMPLICIT ASSUMPTION THAT COUNSELORS ALREADY KNOW HOW TO COUNSEL SHOULD BE QUESTIONED. THE DEPENDENT VARIABLE SHOULD BE CLIENT, NOT COUNSELOR BEHAVIOR. A NARROW OUTLOOK OF COUNSELOR PURPOSES AND METHODS MAY BE DANGEROUS. COUNSELING RESEARCH SHOULD BE DESIGNED SO THAT DIFFERENT POSSIBLE OUTCOMES LEAD TO DIFFERENT COUNSELING PRACTICES. RESEARCH SHOULD GAIN THE RESPECT OF OTHER DISCIPLINES. THE TEST OF RELEVANCE SHOULD BE APPLIED IN PLANNING COUNSELING RESEARCH. OUTCOME CRITERIA OF COUNSELING RESEARCH SHOULD BE TAILORED TO THE BEHAVIOR CHANGES DESIRED BY THE CLIENTS AND COUNSELORS INVOLVED. THE CRITERION FOR EACH CLIENT SHOULD BE APPROPRIATE. GROSS CRITERION MEASURES, SUCH AS GRADE POINT AVERAGE, HAVE DANGEROUS WEAKNESSES. CRITERION BEHAVIOR EXTERNAL TO THE COUNSELING SITUATION ITSELF IS IRRELEVANT. THERE ARE SEVEN POSSIBLE FRUITFUL AREAS FOR COUNSELING RESEARCH--(1) ESTABLISHING THE COUNSELOR AS AN EFFECTIVE AGENT OF CHANGE THROUGH ALTERNATIVE WAYS, (2) LEARNING THE SKILLS OF BUILDING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, (3) HELPING MEMBERS OF SPECIFIC SUBPOPULATIONS THROUGH MORE EFFECTIVE PROCEDURES, (4) EXTRAPOLATING FROM RESEARCH IN OTHER DISCIPLINES, (5) BUILDING A LIBRARY OF EFFECTIVE MODELS, (6) IMPROVING THE CAREER DECISION PROCESS, AND (7) PREVENTING PROBLEMS. (WR)
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