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ERIC Number: ED050363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-12
Pages: 10
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Preparing Counselors for 1980.
Berdie, Ralph F.
This paper proposes that counseling will and should be replaced by another discipline which will be called applied behavioral science. The applied behavioral scientist would be employed in situations similar to those now employing counselors; his job will be to apply theory and research derived from the various behavioral sciences in order to help individuals and institutions achieve their purposes. For example, the behavioral scientist in the school would work with students, their parents, teachers, and administrators to provide students with experiences that most efficiently facilitate their development. Essentially, much of what is presently included in graduate programs would be eliminated and the proposed preparation would be considered as extending over a life time. The graduate school would only start the preparation, then universities, professional associations and employing institutions would cooperate to provide the professional worker with opportunities for continuing education. Some of the questions and problems one must face to consider this proposal are raised. (TA)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office for Student Affairs.