An Integrative Competency‐Based Counselor Education Model

Bianca Bernstein, CONRAD LECOMTE

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In the proposed integrative competence‐based counselor education model, the four major areas of counselor training are defined as theory education, skills training, experiential activity, and practicum experience. For each area we suggest specific objectives, possible courses, appropriate methodologies, and directions for evaluation. The formulation of behavioral curriculum goals and the construction of performance criteria for each aspect of the program are essential for the effective implementation of the model. The distinctive contribution of the model lies in its provision of (a) a series of conceptual definitions and objectives, (b) a sound framework for integrating traditionally conflicting counselor education approaches and for systematizing the student's educational experience, (c) a built‐in means for the transfer of training to professional placements, and (d) stimulation of research in the many problem areas to be found in counselor education. 1976 American Counseling Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-36
Number of pages11
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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