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ERIC Number: ED265423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Counseling at the Crossroads: Obstacles, Opportunities, and Options.
Aubrey, Roger F.
Many factors, including changes in the family, drug abuse, high technology, crime, population shifts, and television are changing schools. These forces have already had an impact on the counselor's job or will have an impact in the future. Counselors should be prepared for these social changes and manage them better than their predecessors in the 1960's did. An inadequate response will maintain the status quo. Appropriate responses include: (1) identifying problems facing young people and informing the public; (2) outreach to the community; (3) greater research and evaluation; (4) creating super-counselors who perform more tasks than counselors in the past; and (5) viewing counselors as educators also. School counselors should engage in skill building activities. Professional organizations should give assistance to counselors. University programs should offer a fine education and recognize current social forces. Counselors should use computers and other means to free themselves from recordkeeping burdens. Students wanting to work in school counseling should study counseling in a program which emphasizes school counseling. The best help to young people will be provided by counselors who are aware of current and future trends. (ABL)
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 ($5.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.