The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education stimulates and encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicentre of their research-from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings.
Although the field of counseling psychology is relatively new, counseling practitioners, educators, and researchers pursue a vast array of professional topics. The goal of this chapter is not to present a review of the many areas of research in which counseling psychologists have been engaged but rather to identify major lines of inquiry—and subsidiary lines and approaches to that inquiry—that, in our view, should guide research in counseling psychology during the coming years. We have identified three major lines of inquiry—vocational testing and guidance, qualities of optimal counseling and therapy relationships, and training and supervision of counselors and therapists—as the most promising for counseling psychologists to pursue during the years ahead. In this chapter, we provide the reader with an overview of ...