Gatekeeping in Counselor Education Programs: An Examination of Current Trends

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In G. R. Walz, J. C. Bleurer, & R. K. Yep (Eds.), Ideas and Research You Can Use: VISTAS 2013

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Article 51


This study examined gatekeeping policies of CACREP accredited counselor education programs by reviewing gatekeeping procedures as published on or within their web sites. Content analysis was used to examine the published materials of 257 CACREP accredited programs specifically looking at their policies in the areas of admission, evaluation, remediation, and dismissal.