ERIC Number: ED127855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Options Handbook. Handbook Three: Counseling to Improve Student Decision-Making.
Carlson, Mary S., Ed.; Berlet, Chip, Ed.
Specific issues in counseling are examined from the user's perspective. The book is a collection of issue papers written by students and recent graduates. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the counseling profession and discusses the controversy between educational and therapeutic counseling, the predominance of high school counselors, and the relative ineffectiveness of counselors. The second chapter considers the counseling process itself. Chapter 3 deals with regional and community-based counseling centers as an alternative to the traditional high school counseling system. Minority counseling programs and minority student needs are addressed in Chapter 4, and the fifth chapter describes the information and counseling needs of women. Three primary changes in the counseling system are identified: (1) the focus of counseling should be client-centered; (2) counselors need to be able to collect and manage the information that prospective students need; and (3) counseling should be moved out of the schools and into the community. (LBH)
Descriptors: College Choice, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Educational Counseling, Females, Guides, High School Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Pupil Personnel Services, School Counseling
National Student Educational Fund, Suite 305, 2000 P Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Student Educational Fund, Washington, DC.