Date of Award


Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education


This literature review discusses the impact administration, agencies and their policies impact the counselor’s productivity and job satisfaction. Often the board of administration is compiled of individuals who are disconnected from the counseling field, yet are the ones creating the policies for the counselors to abide by. Administration creates policies based upon criteria created by the agency, which may not always coincide with the counselor’s job duties. Impacts of such policies are discussed in detail. Additionally, obstacles and barriers are examined. Some of these barriers include insurance requirements, agency requirements, and client obstacles. It is crucial administration, counselors and counselors-in-training are aware of these aspects of concern. All of these components are based upon counselors who are currently working in the field in the Midwest region of the United States.

Unique Identifier



Educational use only. All copyright protections apply.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.