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A landmark publication, The Handbook of Counseling defines the field of counselling - how it has developed, the current state of the discipline and profession, and where this dynamic field is going. Edited and with chapters contributed by the leaders in counselling education and research, including several past-presidents of the American Counselling Association, this Handbook is comprehensive in its scope.

The Potential for Success and Failure of Computer Applications in Counseling and Guidance
The potential for success and failure of computer applications in counseling and guidance
James P.SampsonJr.
John W.Bloom

Computers have been used in counseling for more than three decades. During the 1960s, tests were scored, database searches were completed, and information was delivered through the computer technology of the day. As the cost-effectiveness of computing improved, more diverse applications were developed over time. Today, computers are an essential component of counseling and guidance practice. Applications include assessment; career guidance; maintenance of client records; preparation of case notes, reports, and correspondence; delivery of public presentations, and practice management, to name a few. Newer applications are emerging such as cyber-counseling (Bloom & Walz, 2000) and distance guidance (Sampson, ...

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