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ERIC Number: EJ928500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Addressing the Decline in Counseling and Supervision Process and Outcome Research in the "Journal of Counseling Psychology"
Mallinckrodt, Brent
Counseling Psychologist, v39 n5 p701-714 Jul 2011
Scheel et al. have argued convincingly that there has been a decline in counseling-related research in the "Journal of Counseling Psychology" ("JCP") and "The Counseling Psychologist" ("TCP"). This response focuses on the relatively steady 35-year decline in this type of research published in "JCP". The author conducted a new analysis based on the frequency of PsycINFO thesaurus terms used to index 2,330 articles published in "JCP" over successive 5-year periods from 1975 to 2009. Results confirmed the basic conclusions of Scheel et al. that studies of the counseling and supervision process and outcome have declined over this period. Results also indicate the other types of research that have grown in frequency. These include studies of attachment behavior, multicultural issues, sexual minorities, coping, well-being, social support, and psychotherapy. The author argues that these new research areas are "counseling related" as well and that they have not crowded out the traditional studies Scheel et al. highlight. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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