ERIC Number: ED042195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
The Employment Counselor as a Vocational Counselor.
Bluhm, Harry P.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of the employment counselor as a vocational counselor to dropout discussing such topics as: (1) functions, (2) problems of dropouts and their counseling implications, and (3) counseling the dropout. Included in the functions are: (1) representing the Employment Office in coordinating all programs that would assist the dropout; (2) providing vocational guidance; and (3) establishing a mutual trust and confidence with the dropout. Problems of dropouts included in the discussion are: (1) lack of vocational maturity; (2) an impaired family relationship; (3) problems in school; and (4) inadequate motivation. Some of the barriers to counseling the dropout are: (1) the dropout's feeling of inadequacy; (2) communication barriers; (3) the dropout's physical appearance and mode of dress; and (4) counselor prejudices. The following recommendations are made to employment counselors in the counseling process: (1) their responsibility is more than job placement; (2) they should provide help in those areas in which the dropout is willing to accept assistance; and (3) they should help the dropout develop realistic goals. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970