ERIC Number: ED128753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Education: A Professional Dialogue.
Walker, Betty A.
The faculty of the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, invited members of various Departments of Counselor Education at neighboring universities to discuss the current status of Counselor Education. Topics of concern and interest included present and innovative teaching programs; student, client and community needs; shortcomings of training approaches; goals and proposed methods of their achievement. As an outgrowth of this area meeting, a workshop was conducted at the 1975 CPGA Convention, sponsored by the USC Department of Counselor Education. Various invited counselor educators met with an audience composed of counselors with former and current students from various counselor education departments. The problems discussed at this open forum included those that had evolved from the initial meeting prior to the convention. Varying viewpoints were shared relative to the issues under discussion. The most controversial topics presented and discussed were the ineffectiveness of training counselors for appropriate community involvement and lack of continuing education for counselors. Criticisms of training in these areas were strongly voiced, mainly by former students who are currently counseling practitioners. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Personnel and Guidance Association (Los Angeles, California, February 15-17, 1975); Best copy available.