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Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Jay W. Reeve

First Committee Member

Edward W. Pohlman

Second Committee Member

J. Philip Wogaman[?]


It was the purpose of this study (1) to discover if an interpretation of the principle of separation of church and state is an issue in public school counseling; (2) to discover the extent to which public school students bring moral or religious problems to guidance personnel; (3) to describe procedures reportedly used by guidance personnel in handling these problems, as well as to enumerate apparent difficulties in doing so; (4) to discover the effect, if any, of the current psychology-religion controversy upon school counseling; (5) to report counselor opinions regarding the adequacy of their professional preparation in dealing with these problems; (6) to suggest areas for further study.



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