ERIC Number: ED084463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Innovations in Vocational Counseling: A Review of Program Descriptions.
Hyne, Susan Ann
Using four types of counseling for career development, this report describes current vocational counseling programs. The first type of counseling focuses on information and clarification of issues. Innovations within this context have centered on: improving information acquisition, retrieval, and interpretation; and varying the format in which information is presented and integrated. The second type of counseling deals with a specific problem by focusing on decision-making skills while the third type views counseling as a continual process of development and adaptation. The fourth type of counseling stresses an individual's use of personal resources to influence his own occupational development. The report reviews current literature, presentations at professional meetings, and program descriptions from a recent survey on outreach programming. The report concludes that vocational counseling programs are attempting to reach larger numbers of students through groups with peer leadership which offer longer term exposure to more comprehensive career materials and processes. (Author/LAA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Planning, Counseling Services, Decision Making Skills, Group Counseling, Information Retrieval, Information Utilization, Innovation, Peer Counseling, Program Descriptions
University Counseling Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Univ. Counseling Center.
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