ERIC Number: ED408532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Outcome Research into Counseling Practice and Training.
Sexton, Thomas L.; And Others
The systematic study of counseling occupies a curious position; although a large quantity of research-based knowledge exists, practitioners continue to perceive research as irrelevant. Ways that research and practice can be systematically linked are explored in this book. The goal of the text is to present information on counseling as a process, irrespective of its theoretical and professional alliances. The volume is divided into three parts. Part 1 forms the foundation of the book and presents an analysis of the major criticisms of outcome research, along with a brief overview of the unique nature of counseling outcome research. The four chapters in Part 2 focus on the application of current research-based knowledge to the practice of counseling. Conclusions and recommendations are offered that are deemed representative of stable trends in the body of outcome research, with an emphasis on behavior change across settings and focal areas. Part 3 addresses the integration of research into practice. Practical techniques that practitioners and researchers can use are explored and a pragmatic model of the systematic relationship between counseling research and practice is presented. A model of action to help make research a regular part of daily counseling practice is also provided. Contains an index and approximately 550 references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Children, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Meta Analysis, Outcomes of Treatment, Research Needs, School Counseling
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72641).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.