ERIC Number: ED050405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
Can We Run Fast Enough To Catch Up?
Lifton, Walter M.
The author undertakes a re-examination of the vocational counselor's traditional roles and considers some dramatic changes. The increasing societal emphasis on early childhood provokes questions about the current absence of such a focus in guidance training institutions. The paper stresses intervention at this primary level. New counselor roles such as institutional liaison and child advocate are considered. The burden is viewed as ultimately falling on counselor training institutions to divest themselves of their ossified interests in preparing counselors for traditional roles. The author concludes with the suggestion that competent human behavioral specialists be developed through a core program in which all contributing professions would share. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971