ERIC Number: EJ779535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Leadership in Division 17: Lessons from the Presidential Addresses
Fouad, Nadya A.; Helledy, Kristin Ihle; Metz, A. J.
Counseling Psychologist, v31 n6 p763-788 2003
Themes of Division 17 presidential addresses from 1984 to 2002, published in "The Counseling Psychologist," were examined using a grounded theory approach. Sorting and coding of the data yielded six major categories: distinctiveness of counseling psychology, disappointments/missed opportunities, successes, foundations of counseling psychology, outside influences, and future recommendations. Review of the coding provided identification of underlying dimensions. Specifically, the connections that emerged from the qualitative analysis are explained using a grid with "identity" on a temporal x-axis (from who we are to who we want to be) and "actions" on a functional y-axis (from internal to the division to externally focused). The combined messages or stories of the Division 17 presidents may provide insight into the forces that have influenced counseling psychology over the last 2 decades.
Descriptors: Counseling Psychology, Identification (Psychology), Presidents, Coding, Qualitative Research
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