Current Trends and Issues in Counseling
RICHARD C. HENRIKSEN, JR. AND SUSAN E. HENDERSON
In this chapter, we turn our attention to the current trends in professional counseling and we will try to help you see the future trends that will be guiding the profession for future counselors. Through this maze of current issues we will address items related to three major areas: (1) occupational issues that point to a bright counseling future; (2) professional issues that inform counseling practice and the process of gaining national recognition; and (3) recent movements that are helping to further define professional counseling as well as the professional identity for those who provide professional counseling services. We will continue the discussion from chapter 2 on the counseling profession’s evolution and why we are proud to call ourselves professional counselors. Furthermore, we will discuss the future of this great and noble profession. To begin our discussion, let’s examine the occupational issues that will guide us all into a promising future.