ERIC Number: ED264511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
School Counselor Preparation Curriculum: How Much Is Enough?
Stone, Lloyd A.
The role of school counselors has expanded in the 1980s in response to societal changes. The traditional services of individual appraisal, career information, counseling, placement, follow-up, and research are now accompanied by the need for counselors to work with problems such as dropouts and potential dropouts; substance abusers; suicide; physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; pregnancy; and married students. Counselors also must keep abreast of complex and changing curriculum. In addition, middle and elementary school counselors are expected to consult with parents and provide parent education. School counselor educators are faced with the dilemma of preparng counselors to be both generalists who know the total school program and who are available to the entire school population and preparing them also to be specialists who know the student in both individual and group settings. Current programs vary widely in their requirements for degrees in counseling. A more consistent standard using the Council for Accreditation of Counselor Education and Related Education Programs standards is needed if school counselor preparation programs are to insure a comprehensive curricula which addresses the delineation between generalist and specialist. (ABB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association for Counselor Education Supervision (Chicago, IL, November 14-16, 1985).