ERIC Number: ED329820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
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A Review of Counselling Services within Alberta Career Development and Employment.
Vellacott, John; Brandon, Bill
A review of counseling services within Alberta Career Development and Employment is presented in this document. Strategic issues were identified, most of which occur in other vocational counseling organizations. The issues include: (1) adapting to organizational changes; (2) increasing linkages between counseling services; (3) re-defining counseling; (4) strategic planning; and (5) fiscal restraint. The four stages of the review process are described: background research and evaluation; formal review of counseling services; creation of task teams to refine results; and creation of a counseling policy unit. From the review process a model for counseling services was created which outlines a process to provide counseling services appropriate to the client. It includes three levels of counseling services: self-help; group; and individual. In the application of the strategic model a delivery system is outlined. Five critical recommendations of the review are included. From the recommendations six areas are identified for additional research and work: client needs identification; self-help materials; counselor skills and competencies; vocational testing and assessment; program evaluation; and priorities for counseling services. The report concludes that the review led to enhancement in services and emphasized the need for ongoing adjustments. (ABL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Consultation on Vocational Counselling (17th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 22-24, 1991).