ERIC Number: ED021266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Selection and Evaluation of School Counselors.
American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
The author reviews a number of different approaches to selecting counselors on both the pre-service and in-service levels, then provides some guidelines for evaluating counselor competence. Counselor selection studies surveyed include: (1) those describing the differences between counselors and non-counselors, (2) those concerned with differences between effective and ineffective counselors, (3) prediction studies, and (4) trait and characteristic studies. The author advocates a shift in focus from what the counselor is in terms of a static model to what he does and how he is to behave. Critical incident cases and coached client methodology are explored as means to achieve the necessary shift in focus. The final section is devoted to problems in evaluating counselor competence. A distinction, for evaluative purposes, is made between competence in the one-to-one counseling relationship (which involves technical professional judgments) and effective contributions to the broader guidance program of the school, which can be accurately assessed by administrators. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech given at the American Personnel and Guidance Assn., Detroit, Michigan, April, 1968.