Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



Counselor Education, Direct Counseling Service, Tenure Process, Counseling Practice

Subject Area

Clinical Supervision, Counseling, Counselor Education


One hundred and fifty pre-tenured counselor education assistant professors participated in a survey regarding their engagement of direct counseling service (DCS). Both quantitative and qualitative data was analyzed. Participants reported significant restrictions on time and a lack of departmental support for DCS and a perception that DCS will not be valued within the tenure processes. However, the majority of pre-tenured faculty desired to engage in more DCS to maintain skills and enhance their teaching and scholarship. Data regarding the participation of DCS by pre-tenured faculty, and implications for counselor educators are shared.





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