ERIC Number: EJ937553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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Best Practices: A Critical yet Inclusive Vision for the Counseling Profession
Marquis, Andre; Douthit, Kathryn Z.; Elliot, Ari J.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n4 p397-405 Fall 2011
Substantial controversy has surrounded the concept of best practices (BPs) in counseling; in particular, the consequences of deriving practice guidelines from empirically supported treatments (ESTs). Criticisms of EST methodology, assumptions, and findings are summarized, and implications for core counseling values, including multiculturalism, are discussed. The authors further elaborate an inclusive view of BP that can facilitate the use of research to inform and enhance counseling services while rectifying problems associated with methodological and theoretical bias.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Cultural Pluralism, Best Practices, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Psychology, Guidelines, Criticism, Inferences, Research Utilization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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