ERIC Number: ED132357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Critical Issues in Career Guidance.
Feingold, S. Norman
Counselor's Information Service, v29 n1 Special Supplement Feb 1974
A description of the counselor's role and identity is presented prior to the identification and discussion of 18 issues which can be raised in relation to the effectiveness of the counseling profession. The issues are representative of what many counselors feel to be most important and include provision of quality counselor education and training; quality laboratory practicum and internship experiences as an integral part of counselor education; developing greater understanding and empathy for clients different than the counselor; gaining and updating knowledge about the world of work; concern with consumer demand for greater knowledge and effective use of resources; keeping abreast of new trends in education and in women's changing roles, goals, and career patterns; keeping up-to-date in new counseling techniques; improving the profession's image; establishing goals for the year 2000; realistic manpower forecasting, and dissemination of occupational information and career placement; increasing responsibility to parents, to themselves; ethics and professional accountability; use of paraprofessionals; and greater active involvement in social action, legislation, and community activities by counselors. The American Personnel and Guidance Association is urged to do more for its members and questions are raised about its role. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Objectives, Counselor Performance, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Educational Responsibility, Organizations (Groups), Professional Education, Speeches
B'nai B'rith Career and Counseling Services, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, Washington, DC. Career and Counseling Services.
Note: Speech presented at the Annual Guidance Institute (17th, Fordham University, New York, N.Y., July 13, 1973)