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ERIC Number: ED370004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-18
Pages: 19
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Vision in College Counseling.
Caple, Richard B.
This paper addresses how counselors' preoccupation with the present impedes their helping clients cope with life's impending changes. While people normally accept predictable and conformable deviations, second order changes (fluctuations which are unpredictable and life altering) typically require intensive adaptation. College students in particular undergo significant cognitive, attitudinal, and psychosocial development. Research shows that the organizational and interpersonal climate of college departments, particularly the attitudes of faculty members, may considerably affect students' cognitive and non-cognitive development. Students who hold beliefs wholly incongruous with departmental views become rigid and do not seem to benefit as much from their education as those students whose outlooks differ only slightly from their department's convictions. Too much discontinuity between student and institution may create resistance and too little may produce insufficient challenge. College counseling centers report that students now raise more difficult and serious personal problems than ever before: an unsurprising outcome of an increasingly complex social system. Counselors must educate themselves about their institution's learning environment so that they may help students achieve reasonable self-acceptance and a workable relationship with college reality. To fulfill their roles, counselors must be among the most fully and broadly educated people in the world. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (San Antonio, TX, September 17-20, 1992).