ERIC Number: ED400481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Gender Issues in Counselor Education: Are the CACREP Standards Sufficient?
Hoffman, Rose Marie; Myers, Jane E.
A systematic review of the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) was undertaken to determine the extent to which gender issues are addressed and whether the current standards are sufficient for the preparation of counselors in gender issues. The review revealed that references to gender in the CACREP standards are not extensive. Gender was mentioned directly in two of the six basic standards, indirectly in two, and it was not mentioned in two; gender was mentioned directly in two of the six specialty standards and indirectly in the remaining four. Modifying the CACREP standards to assure more systematic attention to gender issues in all aspects of the training program may be an effective strategy for accomplishing the goal of enhanced gender awareness and training among faculty, administrators, and counselor trainees. It is noted, however, that counselor education program requirements already demand full course loads of critical classes. The addition of any new required classes, such as those dealing with gender issues, may be impossible given the available resources to counselor education programs. Implications for further research include investigating the factors that contribute to effective gender-sensitive counselor education and exploring differing perceptions of such factors. (Contains 15 references.) (LSR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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