ERIC Number: ED153042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Roles and Contributions of Educational and Counseling Psychology to the Health Care Professions.
Cole, Henry P.
A study was conducted to examine the following three roles that education and counseling psychology play in the education of health care providers: the doctoral level educational researcher within dental and medical school; the teacher educator in the allied health professions; and the primary prevention health care counselor. Data were gathered from interviews with twelve staff members at a major university medical center, a comprehensive one-year survey of student enrollments in educational and counseling psychology courses at the same university, and a review of recent literature in dental, medical, nursing, and allied health professions education. The development of each of the three roles was described, including trends, social forces, and legislation. Each role was defined, and the contributions of educational and counseling psychology to these roles were discussed. Finally, suggestions for further areas of research were made, and the changing population of educational and counseling psychology courses and graduate training programs was explored. The study concluded that the role of educational researcher within university medical centers is still a viable option for doctoral level educational psychologists, the role of allied health professions teacher educator has changed the target population of some educational psychology courses at the graduate level, and the role of primary prevention health care counselor may in the future change the target population of selected courses in educational and counseling psychology even further. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)