Diagnostic variance among counselors and counselor trainees

Danica G. Hays, Amy L. Mcleod, Elizabeth Prosek

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This study, based on grounded theory, explored aspects of diagnostic variance in the clinical decision-making process among 41 counselors and counselor trainees. As such, this article discusses the various forms of diagnostic variance and the cognitive information-processing tools used by practitioners, to highlight an evolving theory of how helping professionals vary in their clinical decision making. Implications for practice, training and future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalMeasurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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