Academic journal article Michigan Journal of Counseling

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Academic journal article Michigan Journal of Counseling

From the Editor

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One of the hallmarks of the profession of counseling is that counselors work in many different settings. We have counselor educators and supervisors who provide direction to not only agency and private practice counselors, but to counselors who work in school settings. In that vane, Dr. Shawn Bultsma increases our knowledge about the need for better supervision for beginning school counselors in the K-12 setting. While supervision of school counselors has been taking place for years, Dr. Bultsma demonstrates that the need for focused supervision that takes into account the special setting of the school needs to increase, especially for new professionals.

An emerging setting in professional counseling and supervision is Second Life (SL). SL is the electronic world of computer programs that allow counselors, clients, and students to meet in a cyberworld where avatars interact in place of the real person. Cutting edge work is being done that allows groups to met in the "Cloud" who each individual member never leaves his or her home, clients in rural areas are able to meet counselors in the "big city" without crossing miles of roads to make their appointment, and classrooms are being set up where instructor and students meet on the "net" to interact. …

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