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ERIC Number: ED298404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Pages: 24
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Counseling Psychology from 1971 to 1986: A Perspective on and an Appraisal of Current Training Emphases.
Schneider, Lawrence J.; And Others
Observers have speculated about changes in counseling psychology over the past decade. This investigation compared the perspectives of 1971 and 1986 American Psychological Association approved counseling program directors' views on emphases given to various components of training. Subjects (N=41) were directors of approved counseling psychology training programs in the 1985-86 academic year. Subjects rated their perceptions of the adequacy of their respective training programs and the strength of their students' career interest. Results were compared to a similar survey by Schneider and Gelso taken in 1972. Results showed at least some aspects of training were remarkably stable, suggesting the past and present of counseling psychology have a common linkage. The 1986 directors perceived current training as emphasizing applied and theoretical aspects of social-emotional and educational-vocational counseling, group work, and research skills. While 1986 directors felt their training programs' strengths rested on more traditional aspects of the counseling specialty, they perceived counseling students' interests as focused on other areas such as neurological testing. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A