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ERIC Number: EJ1063174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
The Relationship between Counselors and Their State Professional Association: Exploring Counselor Professional Identity
Darcy, Monica G.; Abed-Faghri, Nahid M.
Professional Counselor, v3 n3 p152-160 2013
A state's counseling association conducted a study to explore characteristics of its licensed mental health counselors. Responses were collected regarding employment, priorities for the state professional association, competence in professional activities, and sources of professional support. The majority of respondents indicated high job satisfaction with employment in full-time private practice. Peer support from coworkers or from external work settings was indicated as most beneficial to the respondents' successful practice. The information is explored to determine how the association can better represent the state's counselors. The authors also discuss ways that professional associations, counselors and counselor education programs can collectively contribute to strong professional identity in mental health counselors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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