ERIC Number: ED040419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Some Random Comments on a Systematic Model for Counselor Education. Some Comments on Short-Term Programs for Employment Service Personnel. Some Barriers to Significant Research in Counseling.
Patterson, C. H.
There are two unifying theses underlying these three papers: (1) the importance of the human relationship factor; and (2) the need to clearly understand what we wish to do and how most successfully to do it. The first paper, concerning counselor education, compares a behavioral counselor education model with a model which is related to the client-centered approach. Having pointed up the shortcomings of the behavioral model, the author concludes that it is not strictly a behavioral model, but one which should be helpful in evaluating and revising current approaches to counselor education. The second paper specifies what the author considers to be the most important ingredients for successful workshops, institutes or short courses: (1) limited topic; (2) use of multiple media; and (3) close, informal relationships with the participants. The final paper explores current difficulties in counseling research and focuses on the lack of definition of counseling and the acceptance of a too inclusive model which cannot even be utilized without years of prior research. In view of this apparent present trend, the author indicates several aspects which he feels must be considered if progress in research is to continue. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Illinois Univ., Champaign.
Note: Two papers presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970