ERIC Number: EJ779478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Counseling Psychologists and Schools: Toward a Sharper Conceptual Focus
Vondracek, Fred W.; Porfeli, Erik J.
Counseling Psychologist, v30 n5 p749-756 2002
The articles in this major contribution on counseling psychology in schools demonstrate that developmental-contextualism is a metatheoretical framework that is relevant and useful for the work of counseling psychologists. The actual utility of the framework depends on the user's having a clear understanding of its basic constructs and underlying assumptions, as well as avoiding some common misconceptions. Counseling psychologists are urged to acquire a good working knowledge of developmental-contextualism and of recent theoretical advances in the developmental-contextual framework, specifically the developmental systems theory of D. H. Ford and Lerner and the motivational systems theory of M. E. Ford.
Descriptors: Psychologists, Systems Approach, Counseling Psychology, Misconceptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Counseling Theories, School Psychology, Counseling
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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