Counseling in Turkey: Current Status and Future Challenges

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In this article a special emphasis is placed on the current status and the future challenges of counseling in Turkey. A brief history of counseling in Turkey, current developments, and the basic issues in this field are pointed out. Finally, the future challenges and recommendations to improve the current status of counseling are discussed.


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Dogan, S. (1998). Counseling in Turkey: Current Status and Future Challenges. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 6, 12.
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Suleyman Dogan, Gazi University - Ankara, Turkey

Suleyman Dogan received his master's degree and Ph.D. in Psychological Counseling and Guidance from Hacettepe University at Ankara in Turkey. He is a former junior high school teacher, research assistant, assistant professor, and currently an Associate Professor at Gazi University at Ankara, where he trains counselors and teachers. His responsibilities include teaching, student advising, research, and conducting groups. He is the author of several articles and presentations, especially on the development of counseling and related issues in Turkey. He served on the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association Administrative Committee in Turkey for two years. Dr. Dogan spent his sabbatical leave in Counseling and Higher Education Department at the College of Education, Ohio University during the 1997-1998 academic year.