Counselor Education, Program Accreditation and Counselor Credentialing in Turkey


Korkut F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COUNSELLING, vol.29, no.1, pp.11-20, 2007 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10447-006-9021-6
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COUNSELLING
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-20

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine counselor education and the current state of affairs regarding program accreditation and counselor credentialing efforts in Turkey. The paper considers the Turkish education and higher education systems, followed by a brief history of counseling and current counselor education in Turkey and, finally, discusses accreditation and credentialing processes in the country. Attention to these matters and, in particular, standardization and restructuring of undergraduate and graduate counseling programs is considered increasingly important for the development of counseling in Turkey.