ERIC Number: EJ868069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Research Priorities for Mental Health Counseling with Youth: Implications for Counselor Preparation, Professional Development, and Research
Mellin, Elizabeth A.; Pertuit, Terry L.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v49 n2 p137-155 Dec 2009
Counselors encounter the needs of youth (3-17 years) in a variety of settings; however, outside of school counseling, the profession faces a lack of preparation, professional development, and research focused on mental health practice with youth. Using the Delphi method, 12 counselor educators and 15 practicing counselors were polled regarding research priorities for mental health counseling with youth. Research that considers how varying developmental stages and systems (e.g., families, schools, communities) affect the mental health of youth was identified as a priority. Implications for counselor preparation, professional development, and research are offered on the basis of these results.
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Mental Health, Counselor Training, Counseling, Developmental Stages, Professional Development, Counselor Educators, Youth, Counselor Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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