The politics of counseling: Looking back and forward

Bud A. McClure, Thomas R. Russo

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This article examines reasons for the counseling profession’s movement away from its activist roots toward policies and agendas that are less socially engaged. Concern with individualism, struggle for public acceptance, continued reliance on narrow research interests, and increased emphasis on accreditation and credentialing are all discussed as factors contributing to the counseling profession’s inability to advocate for effective social change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-174
Number of pages13
JournalCounseling and Values
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1996

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