ERIC Number: ED347471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
CHDF-Partner in Professionalism. ERIC Digest.
Crouch, Toni; Walz, Garry R.
The Counseling and Human Development Foundation (CHDF) is the only national philanthropic organization whose sole purpose is the enhancement of individual human development by conducting and fostering programs of research and education in counseling and human development. A 1991 review decided future focus of resources should be on research, professional development, and public awareness/recognition. The research agenda for the 90s concentrates on advocacy research which documents what professional counselors do thus demonstrating the advantages of employing professional counselors and efficacy/outcome research which answers two basic questions: What works? What works best? CHDF's efforts in the area of professional development will focus on expanding professional counselors' skills and understanding of research techniques and grant review procedures. To increase public awareness of the important role of professional counselors, CHDF will develop and implement a Community Disaster Response Program aimed at mobilizing counseling support in times of crisis, such as war, hurricanes, and riots. (ABL)
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Role, Counselors, Individual Development, Organizational Objectives, Professional Development, Publicity, Research
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.