Brenda Hall, Robert Nielsen, Jill Nelson and Carol Buchholz, all faculty in the School of Education, will have their article, titled "A Humanistic Framework for Distance Education," published in the Spring 2010 issue of the Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development.
"The integration of technology is a growing trend in counselor education," says Hall. "However, there are challenges to merge an increasingly technological world with a profession that is practiced through very personal contact."
In the article, the authors discuss how to maintain a humanistic focus when using distance education formats such as interactive video network to teach their counseling courses. The counselor educators outline four principles that guide their practice and describe specific strategies for implementing each principle. They also provide recommendations for other counselor educators and faculty.