ERIC Number: ED250596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Herr, Edwin L.
This monograph on the status of guidance and counseling in the United States is taken from the author's 1982 testimony to the Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. International and national perspectives on guidance and counseling are addressed, and geographic differences in guidance and counseling services are discussed. The present quality of counselors is described with an emphasis on the characteristics of effective counselors. Long-term and individual gains from exposure to counseling are delineated. The role of counseling in decision making, career planning, school achievement, racial integration in education, work transitions, and in helping special populations (e.g., juvenile delinquents, mentally handicapped youth, and disadvantaged youth) is highlighted. The monograph concludes with a discussion of the cost-benefit perspectives on guidance and counseling, counselor training, and on the need for school counselors. (BL)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Training, Counselors, Geographic Regions, Guidance Programs, Individual Needs, Position Papers
American Association for Counseling and Development, Publication Sales, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 ($4.25 member; $5.25 non-member).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.