Diffusion of Innovation Theory: A Bridge for the Research-Practice Gap in Counseling

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  • Christine E. Murray

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    1. Department of Counseling and Educational Development, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • Department of Counseling and Educational Development, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 228 Curry Building, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402 (e-mail: cemurray@uncg.edu)

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Abstract

This article presents a diffusion of innovation theory-based framework for addressing the gap between research and practice in the counseling profession. The author describes the nature of the research-practice gap and presents an overview of diffusion of innovation theory. On the basis of the application of several major postulates of diffusion of innovation theory to the research-practice gap, several theory-based research practices and questions are proposed.

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