Specialties in Counseling: Rich Heritage or Force for Fragmentation?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Counseling has emerged as a profession, yet one without a clearly defined comprehensive plan. Such a plan was developed for the first time in 1991 as a product of the first Professionalization Committee of the American Counseling Association (ACA), a plan subsequently adopted by the ACA Governing Council in the spring of 1991 (American Counseling Association, 1991). Although this plan has been only partially implemented, standards for professional preparation exist, professional membership in the ACA has been defined, national certification is a reality, and licensure is possible in most states. ACA recognizes and endorses the master's degree as the entry level for professional counseling and leans in the direction of defining a professional counselor as a generalist rather than a specialist.

Additional Information

Journal of Counseling and Development, 74(2), 115-116.
Language: English
Date: 1995
Counseling, Specialization, Professional values, Professional licensure

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