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Eells, Gregory T. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2012
A recent article in the "Chronicle of Higher Education" by Brian Van Brunt (2012) and a follow-up article by M. David Rudd (2012) have raised questions for college and university mental health professionals. Van Brunt takes the position that college counselors should broaden their scope of care and work with more difficult students, no matter how…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Mental Health Workers, Expertise
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Blount, Taheera – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
School counselors are charged to identify potential dropouts and they work closely with students to help them stay in school or find alternative means of completing their education. Ninth grade students transitioning to high school experience insurmountable challenges as they shift from middle school to high school. Students who lack the academic…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Risk, Intervention, School Counselors
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Roaten, Gail K.; Roaten, David J. – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
Brain growth and change is a key factor in adolescent development, influencing cognitions, emotions, and behavior. As technology has improved, so has the research on the adolescent brain. School counselors working with adolescents need to be familiar with recent literature to be more effective in their work with middle and high school students.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Brain, Counseling Services, School Counselors
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Dowden, Angel R. – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
An understanding of teacher beliefs and emotions is invaluable for school counselors developing comprehensive counseling programs. This study explored the relationships among elementary school teachers' beliefs and emotions. Teachers (n = 42) completed surveys related to efficacy beliefs, irrational beliefs, and emotions. Significant relationships…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Counselors, Counselor Educators, Elementary School Teachers
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McEachern, Adriana G.; McEachern-Ciattoni, Renee T.; Martin, Filomena – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
Sexting, the practice of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs of oneself or others on digital electronic devices, presents challenges for schools and professional school counselors. The implications of sexting for schools, school counselors, students, and parents are discussed. School counselor interventions, developing school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Internet, Counselor Role, School Counselors
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Mitcham, Michelle; Greenidge, Wendy-lou; Bradham-Cousar, Michelle; Figliozzi, Jennifer; Thompson, Mary Ann – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
Group counseling is a practical way for school counselors to deliver career services. School counselors face competing demands on their time coupled with the problematic student to counselor ratios that often exist in schools, group counseling thereby offers a pragmatic solution. This article provides implications for implementing group counseling…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Self Efficacy, Career Counseling, Urban Schools
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Hooper, Lisa M.; Britnell, Heather Brandt – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2012
The authors discuss the challenges that researchers from university and community systems face in gaining access to and partnering with K-12 school systems to conduct research. Borrowing from Szapocznik, Hervis, and Schwartz's (2003) brief strategic family theory and therapy and Bronfenbrenner's (1979, 1986) ecological systems theory, the authors…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Health Services, Mental Health, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schaub, Michael – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2012
College career centers provide a valuable resource to students faced with choosing a major, learning about different career fields, and securing internships and jobs. Career centers must provide an increasingly sophisticated array of one-on-one and virtual services in order to meet the needs of students and recruiters. Collaborations between the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Counseling Services, Career Centers, Guidance Centers
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Bowden, Tim; Bowden, Sandra – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2012
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers school counsellors a practical and meaningful approach to helping students deal with a range of issues. This is achieved through encouraging psychological flexibility through the application of six key principles. This article describes our introduction to ACT, ACT's application to children and…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Children
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Anctil, Tina M.; Smith, Carol Klose; Schenck, Paulette; Dahir, Carol – Career Development Quarterly, 2012
This study explored the practices of professional school counselors in their delivery of career counseling. School counselors were found to spend significantly less time on career development than on personal-social and academic development. In addition, new professionals placed more priority on career counseling compared with their more…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Pupil Personnel Services, Career Counseling
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Sterner, William R. – Career Development Quarterly, 2012
As workers face a changing and ever-complex employment landscape, traditional career theories and approaches may not be sufficient in meeting career challenges. Calls for integrated career theories have emerged as more people seek meaning and purpose in their lives and careers. This article proposes a career counseling option that integrates…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Philosophy, Career Development, Holistic Approach
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Ronzio, Cynthia R. – Journal of Employment Counseling, 2012
This article addresses current psychosocial issues facing women in career transition and the implications of those issues for career counselors. Specifically, psychosocial developmental trajectories, the roles of family and relationships, the importance of underlying physical and mental health issues, and sociocultural and contextual stressors are…
Descriptors: Females, Career Change, Counselors, Career Counseling
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Fajgenbaum, David; Chesson, Benjamin; Lanzi, Robin Gaines – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2012
About one in four college students report grieving the death of a family member or close friend within the past year. Although grief may be difficult at any time, there are several factors unique to the college age and environment that can make it particularly difficult. These factors include geographic distance from home and usual support…
Descriptors: Evidence, College Students, Campuses, Social Support Groups
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Prilleltensky, Isaac; Stead, Graham B. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
Adjusting to the world of work or challenging it is a dilemma that career counselors and helpers encounter daily. Counselors and clients may opt for one of the following choices: (a) adjust to, and challenge the system, at the same time, (b) adjust to the system but do not challenge it, (c) challenge the system but do not adjust to it, and (d)…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Psychology, Counselors, Career Counseling
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Freund, Philipp Alexander; Kasten, Nadine – Psychological Bulletin, 2012
Individuals' perceptions of their own level of cognitive ability are expressed through self-estimates. They play an important role in a person's self-concept because they facilitate an understanding of how one's own abilities relate to those of others. People evaluate their own and other persons' abilities all the time, but self-estimates are also…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Validity, Program Effectiveness, Effect Size
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