ERIC Number: ED362821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Counselor Efficacy: Assessing and Using Counseling Outcomes Research.
Walz, Garry R., Ed.; Bleuer, Jeanne C., Ed.
This monograph targets what is known about counseling outcomes in various counseling specialities while also providing a comprehensive overview of counseling outcomes research. The individual chapters were selected to focus on what leads to counselor efficacy, defined as the effectiveness of the counselor in bringing about counselor- and/or client-desired outcomes relating to the client. Each chapter includes a thorough review of the relevant literature and offers a summary of generalizations to be drawn from the area reviewed, as well as personal insights as to the implications of the review for counseling education, programs, and practices. Following a preface by Harold H. Hackney, the following chapters are included: (1) "Counselor Efficacy" (Garry R. Walz and Jeanne C. Bleuer); (2) "Career Development" (Rich Feller); (3) "Counselor Education" (Robert L. Gibson); (4) "School Counseling" (Nancy S. Perry); (5) "Student Development in Higher Education" (Cynthia S. Johnson); (6) "Marriage and Family Counseling" (Jon Carlson); (7) "A Review of the Counseling Outcome Research" (Tom Sexton); (8) "Important Considerations in Disseminating Counseling Outcomes Research" (Garry R. Walz); and (9) "A Summing Up" (Garry R. Walz and Jeanne C. Bleuer). A description of the Educational Resources Information Center/Counseling and Personnel Services Clearinghouse (ERIC/CAPS) and an annotated list of ERIC/CAPS publications are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Qualifications, Counselor Training, Evaluation Methods, Family Counseling, Higher Education, Marriage Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment, Research and Development, School Counseling, Student Development, Theory Practice Relationship
ERIC/CASS, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 101 Park Bldg., Green oro, NC 27412-5001.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
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.