ERIC Number: ED055308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-10
Reference Count: 0
Counselors' Self-Analysis of Their Training as Related to Their Counselor Role and Functions.
Frick, Donald L.
This study was conducted to gain information from and about public school counselors concerning the relationship between their role and function and the nature of their counselor preparation training. It was also intended to determine the changes in training and counselor function necessary to provide for more adequate vocational counseling for all students. Conclusions include the following: (1) a need for revisions in present counselor certification standards; (2) a need for greater clarification of counselor role; (3) a need for more on-going training in occupations for practicing counselors; (4) a need to decrease the range and increase the intensity of counselors' efforts; (5) a perceived disparity between course preparation and role performance; (6) maintenance of the pre-requisite teaching experience, with flexibility for substitute experiences; (7) an increased emphasis on experiential activities in their preparation curriculum; (8) a need to base selection and retention of counselor candidates on ability and desire to deal with human relations factors rather than on academic aptitude and performance; (9) a required internship as an integral part of their preparation; and (10) practicum experience limited to the level on which the counselor will practice. (Author/TA)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counselor Qualifications, Counselor Role, Counselor Selection, Counselor Training, Counselors, Occupational Information
Donald L. Frick, Department of Education, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, Colo.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.