External Funding and Competing Visions for Academic Counseling Psychology Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2016 The Author(s). The major contributions by Burrow-Sánchez, Martin, and Imel and Martens et al. are the first explicitly substantive, constructive statements about extramural funding and counseling psychology to appear in The Counseling Psychologist. For over 15 years, many have recognized the importance of extramural funding to the continued presence of counseling psychology training programs in research-intensive universities. In this reaction piece, I discuss several issues that may contribute to the lack of funded research appearing in counseling psychology outlets and to the apparent small number of counseling psychology faculty members with external funds. Suggestions for allocating and managing faculty resources and demands to maximally benefit a program and for pursuing current and future funding opportunities are offered.

author list (cited authors)

  • Elliott, T. R.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • May 2016