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Theoretical Conceptualization for a New Generation of Trainees: The Theoretical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Documentation Course Model (TCAD-CM)
Dominique S. Hammonds
This article presents the Theoretical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Documentation Course Model (TCAD-CM). This pedagogical method helps trainees translate theory into practice by actively engaging in the process of assessment, case conceptualization, and documentation in a context-driven constructivist learning environment. Exploration of potential benefits and implications of implementation in graduate-level counseling coursework are presented.
Keywords: pedagogy, counselor education, conceptualization