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Korean School Counselors' Experience of Difficulties in Practice

  • Korean Social Science Journal
  • Abbr : KSSJ
  • 2006, 33(1), pp.139-160
  • Publisher : Korean Social Science Research Council
  • Research Area : Social Science > Social Science in general

Joo Eunsun ORD ID 1 Haerim Mun 1

1덕성여자대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

It has been more than 40 years since the guidance and counseling have been praticed in school settings in South Korea. However, the studies concerning school counselors' experience in their practice are rare. This research attempts to the difficulties reported by school counselors in South Korea and compared them to counselors practicing in non-school settings in order to provide a unique perspective of the difficulties faced in practicing in school settings. Using the Common Core Questionnaire for Psychotherapists from the International Study of Development of Psychotherapists, a large scale multinational, collaborative research effort designed to study the professional and personal de-velopment of psychotherapists (Orlinsky & Ronnestad, 2005), 60 school counselors and 114 counselors are compared with each other. The main research questions are: 1) "What are the factors for difficulties in practice?" 2) "How different are the school counselors in their experience of difficulties in practice compared to counselors in non school-settings?"; 3) "What are the significant predictors for the factors of difficulties in practice?" Based on the results, the authors hope to provide some information concerning the current school counseling practice in South Korea and suggest some im plications for improving the school counseling practices.

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