ERIC Number: EJ1015091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Integrating Master's Education in Counseling Psychology for Quality, Viability, and Value Added
Jackson, Margo A.; Scheel, Michael J.
Counseling Psychologist, v41 n5 p717-723 Jul 2013
In this rejoinder, we review contributions by Palmer and Horne of their responses to our earlier submission in this issue. Together, we present a compelling case for the urgent imperative to constructively address the role of master's education as a priority in counseling psychology. We not only need to address pressing threats to the viability of counseling psychology but also need to seize opportunities to enhance the quality and value added in our training to help meet vast needs for mental health services. Finally, we extend our analysis and recommendations for strategies to reintegrate and update our foundational counseling master's training to bridge the sequence and to connect core values of counseling psychology training, for example, the Masters in Counseling Accreditation Committee (MCAC) option and the Counseling Master's Benchmark Competencies.
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Training, Role of Education, Mental Health, Health Services, Benchmarking, Competency Based Education
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