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ERIC Number: ED127534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 8
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A View of the Counselor's Future.
Goldman, Leo
The professional counselor of the future will be to a large extent a trainer and supervisor of others, including both junior staff and clients themselves. The counselor will serve broadly within the institution as a facilitator and even goader of desirable change. Because institutions (schools, colleges, agencies, prisons, hospitals, old age residences, etc.) may not welcome such internal subversives on their staffs, counselors may have to be employed by semi-autonomous "authorities" such as those that operate public transportation facilities. To function at that level, counselors will be prepared in selective, full-time, two-year programs that include a real internship. On the job they will participate in weekly staff conferences and monthly workshops or other inservice training activities. The counselor of the future will be undergirded by a much more useful body of research than now exists. Instead of microscopic laboratory studies of little or no practical significance, there will be field studies with less stress on precision and more on meaningful information and insights. Finally, conventions, publications, and the governance of associations will change drastically in the direction of making better use of what is known about effective communications and effective decision-making. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 1976)