Career Research Project:COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY Berfin Tasasız 11-C 281 1
History of Counseling Psychology•The term ‘’counseling’’ is of American origin, found by Rogers, who was lacking a medical qualification was prevented from calling his work psychotherapy. In the U.S., counseling psychology, like many modern psychology specialties, started as a result of World War II. During the war, the U.S. military had a strong need for job and training. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Veterans Administration created a specialty called ‘’counseling psychology’’, and Division 17 which is now known as the Society for Counseling Psychology of the APA (American Psychological Association) was formed. 2
People in Counseling Psychology•The current employment trend of this profession is increasing. A lot of students want to be a counseling psychologist. •There are approximately 33,000 psychologists in Turkey. Almost half of 33,000 are counseling psychologists.3
Duties of Counseling Psychology•They advise people on how to deal with problems and help patients understand people, including issues at home, at the workplace or in their community. •They consult with other professionals to discuss therapies, treatments and to share occupational information.