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 (ESCI) identifier identifier


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.