Counseling as a Profession: 1940 - 1980


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What approach to counseling arose in the 1940s and has formed the basis for counseling today?

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1. What does person-centered therapy say about successful therapy?

2. How did World War II grow the counseling field?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet measure your knowledge of counseling and its history from 1940-1980. This assessment will test your knowledge of counseling organizations created during this time and your ability to define certain terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The approach to counseling developed in the 1940s and used as the basis for counseling today
  • Characteristics of successful therapy
  • Changes the Veteran's Association made following WWII
  • How the counseling field grew following WWII
  • Well-known professional organizations for counselors

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you can pull out important information about counseling from the lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of the history of counseling to connect the changes in the field to the Second World War
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you accurately understand client-centered therapy
  • Information recall - use your knowledge of the history of counseling to discuss how things changed over time.

Additional Learning

To learn more about counseling, review the lesson on the History of Counseling 1940-1980. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Exploring the creation of the American Psychological Association-Division 17 and the American Counseling Association
  • Analyzing how person-centered therapy gauges successful therapy
  • Discussing how the Veteran's Association started giving stipends and internships for studying counseling
  • Examining the importance of World War II in the history of counseling