ERIC Number: EJ726803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Reference Count: 25
The American Counseling Association Practice Research Network (ACA-PRN): A New Research Tool
Bradley, Loretta J.; Sexton, Thomas L.; Smith, Howard B.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v83 n4 p488 Fall 2005
This article features the American Counseling Association Practice Research Network (ACA-PRN). Without additional current and ongoing research data, ACA and the counseling profession are seriously hampered when they discuss counseling outcomes. Without a sound, dynamic research base that better articulates the characteristics of practicing counselors, their respective practices, and counseling outcomes, professional counseling is unlikely to be competitive in the contemporary environment of increased accountability, managed care, and research-based practices (Sexton, Whiston, Bleuer, & Walz, 1997). Given the need for information about professional counseling, the American Counseling Association Practice Research Network (ACA-PRN) was established. The authors of this article describe the makeup of the ACA-PRN and how the ACA-PRN offers a new research model designed to provide a better link between practice and research among counseling professionals.
Descriptors: Research Tools, Counseling Services, Counselors, Professional Associations, Counseling Techniques, Counseling
American Counseling Association. P.O. Box 2513, Birmingham, AL 35201-2513. Tel: 800-633-4931; Web site: http://www.counseling.org/Publications/Journals.aspx.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States