A follow-up survey of graduates from a master's degree program in Counseling and Guidance: 1986, 1987, and 1988
AuthorAnderson, Lisa Marie, 1963-
KeywordsEducation, Guidance and Counseling.
AdvisorErickson, Richard L.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study presents information gathered from a follow-up survey of master's degree graduates in Counseling and Guidance from the years 1986, 1987, and 1988. Results are compared to a previous follow-up survey of graduates from the same program. Participants provided information via a questionnaire regarding demographics, current and past employment, credentialing, counseling clientele, program satisfaction, professional involvement, and preparation for client concerns. Results indicate that graduates are older than those who graduated 12-13 years ago with increasing numbers of women entering the field. Private practice, agencies, and hospitals have emerged as a significant employment setting. Today's graduates appear to be encountering a wider variety of client concerns and also appear to feel more prepared for those concerns than the graduates of 12-13 years ago. Conclusions and implications are drawn for the practitioners and the counselor preparation institution from which they graduated.