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ERIC Number: EJ1063161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
Sources by Which Students Perceive Professional Counselors' Effectiveness
Firmin, Michael W.; Wantz, Richard A.; Firmin, Ruth L.; Johnson, Courtney B.
Professional Counselor, v2 n1 p33-42 2012
Using qualitative research methods, interviews were conducted with college students regarding the sources they used in generating perceptions of professional counselors. Respondents believed that information sources such as word of mouth, media sources and personal experiences were responsible for their understandings of professional counselors. The findings have applications for leaders in professional counseling organizations. Common knowledge characteristics, public perceptions, counselor identity and advocacy are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A