ERIC Number: ED325791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Contexts for Counselor Preparation in the 1990s.
Hackney, Harold, Ed.
The five chapters in this monograph provide guidelines for counselors in the 1990s who will be faced with such societal issues as substance abuse, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), teenage pregnancy, youth unemployment, homelessness, crime and delinquency, and school dropouts. "The Contemporary Counselor in a Changed World" (Harold Hackney and C. Gilbert Wrenn) examines issues of the environment, loneliness, drugs, family patterns, women's roles, the media, global interdependence, morality, ethnic groups, poverty, homelessness, AIDS, and the aging population. "Educational Challenge and Change" (Jean H. Cecil and Debra C. Cobia) looks at the present status of education and the evolving role and function of counselors in schools, then goes on to propose the need for change in both areas. "Health Needs Facing Our Nation: A Life-Span Perspective" (Sharon E. Robinson and Sari L. Roth) is divided according to life stages: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Under each stage, major health issues are addressed. "Career Development and Counselor Preparation" (Kenneth B. Hoyt) highlights changes that have occurred in career development aspects of counselor education and supervision over the years and looks at present and future needs. "Counselor Preparation for Future Needs" (Harold Hackney) identifies determinants of change in counseling reform, discusses the substance of change, considers responses to the need for change, and describes implications for curriculum development. (NB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Futures (of Society), Health Needs, Social Problems
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72293, $12.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Washington, DC.