Title

Teaching the 6th edition of APA style of writing in counselor education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2011

Originally Published In

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Volume Number

3

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

124-145

Abstract

The development of professional voice takes practice. At present, little literature exists to aid counselor educators helping students develop their writing style and adjust to APA style in academic writing. The author provides practical suggestions for teaching APA to counselors-in-training and offers a teaching resource for use in the classroom. Suggestions include: addressing why APA style is used in the profession, joining with colleagues to emphasize the importance of writing style, modeling strong style, requiring the use of APA, providing feedback specific to style, using style focused peer review, and providing examples of strong APA style.