ERIC Number: ED167938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Futuristic Perspective for Counselors.
Walz, Garry R.; Benjamin, Libby
Some generalizations drawn from the literature on futurism are set forth in this monograph. Possible social and behavioral consequences of these as they relate to the work of the counselor are projected. The document then suggests some ways counselors can help clients to create rewarding personal futures, and describes a futures studies program for counselors, outlining what its emphases and outcomes should be. The conclusion raises three questions which the authors state must be answered clearly by all counselors if the profession is to survive in the future: (1) What is the primary mission of counselors?; (2) What is excellence?; and (3) How can counselors insure self-renewal? A short bibliography is included. (Author)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Counselors, Futures (of Society), Guidance Objectives, Life Style, Prediction, Social Change
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.