ERIC Number: ED481134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Converting Counselor Luddites: Winning Over Technology-Resistant Counselors.
Jencius, Marty; Paez, Susan
Adopting and addressing the use of technology by counselors and by counselor educators is not a new task that has emerged with the creation of the Internet. Some of the attitudinal barriers to the adoption of technology are identified. Barriers such as resistance to change or cyberphobia; lack of resources and support; time constraints; learning styles and technology styles; and larger system issues are discussed. Approaches to teaching; pairing novices with experts; one-on-one support; achievable developmental competencies for guidance; and counselor and client incentives need to be emphasized to make technology use more attractive and real to the counselor or counselor educator. This article explores the contemporary definition of a counselor Luddite, looks at scales used to measure attitudes toward computers, and suggests obstacles and ways to overcome them in working with technology-resistant counselors and counselor educators. (Contains 69 references and 2 tables.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: "Cybercounseling and Cyberlearning: An Encore"; see CG 032 660.