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Counselor Research Preparation: A Delphi Study
James M. Devlin
The present study explored the perspectives offered by counseling professionals as to the current state of doctoral level research preparation and the future of counseling and research. Counseling professionals provided recommendations for enhancing doctoral research training and productivity. Results of the study revealed that counselor research preparation is largely a contextual and systemic area of inquiry. Implications for counselor education and supervision as well as future research are provided.
Keywords: research, counselor preparation, research training