February 6, 2007
R. H. Pate - Counselor Education and Technology
The potential contribution of technology to counselor education.
Instructor comments about topic
The topic will have two parts. The first part will be the potential uses of technology in actually providing instruction and supervision in counselor education. The second part will be a consideration of what counselor educators should teach about the use of the Internet to deliver counseling services. The second part will be a discussion of how a counselor educator who has reservations about "Internet counseling" should deal with the topic.
I will share my experiences and what I have learned from Internet on-line instruction for professional development (in-service learners) and from using the Internet as a significant part of instruction for resident (on-Grounds) students who are in degree programs. I hope a significant part of the class meeting will be responding to your questions about the topic, and discussion of your issues and concerns.
The are two assignments (requirements) for this unit. One is to post a brief paper on the course discussion site that address your proposed uses of technology as a counselor educator, your reservations about the use of technology in counselor education and how you propose to address the reservations. The paper should use references and should be approximately 500 words. The second requirement is to post a reaction and/or questions after sudying the ACA and NBCC ethical statements about Internet counseling. Instructions for the posting can be found by following this link.
Books and Chapters
Bloom, J. W., & Walz, G. R. (2000). Cybercounseling and cyberlearning: Strategies and resources for the millennium. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
Harris-Bowlsbey, J., Dikel, M. R., & Sampson, J. P. (1998). The Internet: A tool for career planning. Columbus, OH: National Career Development Association.
Pachis, B., Rettman, S., & Gotthoffer, D. (2001). Quick guide to the Internet for counseling. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Haas, C. (2000). Entangled in the 'net. Counseling Today 42(7) 26-27.
Haas, C. (2000). Online counseling present challenges for mental health experts. Counseling Today, 42(8), 18 & 31.
Lee, C. L. (April 1998). Counseling and the challenges of cyberspace. CTOnline (electronic version of Counseling Today). Available: http://www.counseling.org/ctonline/sr598/
Morrisey, M. (November 1997). NBCC WebCounseling Standards unleash debate. CTOnline (electronic version of Counseling Today). Available: http://www.counseling.org/ctonline/sr598/
Morrisey, M. (May 1998). ACES technology interest network drafts technology standards for students. CTOnline (electronic version of Counseling Today). Available: http://www.counseling.org/ctonline/sr598/
Sampson, J. P., Kolodinsky, R. W., & Greeno, B. D. (1997). Counseling on the information highway: Future possibilities and potential problems. Journal of Counseling and Development, 75, 202-212.
Sussman, R. J. (June 1998). Counseling online. CTOnline (electronic version of Counseling Today). Available: http://www.counseling.org/ctonline/sr598/
Professional Association Statements (Available on Internet; See Links Section of this website.)
American Counseling Association. (1999). Ethical standards for Internet on-line counseling.
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (1999). ACES technical competencies for counselor education students.
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (1999). ACES guidelines for online instruction in counselor education.
National Board for Certified Counselors (1997). Standards for the practice of WebCounseling.
National Career Development Association. (1997). NCDA guidelines for the use of the Internet for the provision of career information and planning services.