According to a recent unpublished study (Peterson, 2005) of school counseling graduate programs (53% response rate) accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, preparatory curricula give little or no attention to the unique developmental concerns and counseling issues related to high ability.
Yet pertinent research and clinical evidence support the idea that counseling approaches, when working with gifted children and adolescents, should be adjusted to accommodate their abilities and needs, both the proactive, developmentally oriented guidance and the responsive services related to personal crises, as advocated by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA, 2005) for all students.
Within the field of vocational psychology, there is a growing recognition of the need for context-sensitive career counseling that acknowledges the impact of clients' cultural contexts on their career behavior (Blustein, 2001; Chung, 2003; Cook, Heppner, & O'Brien, 2002; Fouad, 2001; Hartung, 2002; Ponterotto, Rivera, & Sueyoshi, 2000; Pope, 2003; Whiston, 2003).
We believe that career counseling that is context sensitive includes explicit, ongoing attention not only to the client's cultural contexts but also to the cultural contexts of the counselors.
Over the years, the importance of periodically assessing the identifiable needs of students before undertaking, designing and delivering effective counseling services and programs is well established (Bishop, Bauer & Becker, 1998; Gallagher, 1992; Morrill, Oetting, & Hurst, 1974, as cited in Gallagher, Golin & Kelleher, 1992).
Although, questions about the efficacy of needs assessment studies in predicting the actual use of counseling centers by students has been raised, Gallagher et al.
Section 2, Career Counseling
Content Areas, identifies counseling
Quality camp counseling
demands that counselors understand how the counseling
process works as well as how its procedures fit into the camp's overall beliefs about the nature of human behavior and personal growth.
The Role of Job Placement in Rehabilitation Counseling
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School counselors are well aware that the current educational context requires working from an intentional and planned comprehensive school counseling
program that utilizes what is known about effective interventions and practice.
Because the topic of career counseling
and development is addressed by many disciplines similar to our own, it is impossible to include every published work that might inform practice.
Consequently, policies and practices in counseling
have and continue to be revised to address this need.
Not surprisingly, the role of family is discussed frequently in rehabilitation and/or counseling
literature when addressing cross-cultural issues (Chan et al.
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, which will take effect on October 17, 2005, mandates that individuals filing for bankruptcy must undergo counseling
prior to filing for bankruptcy and a financial education course prior to the discharge of debts.