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Pistole, M. Carole; Roberts, Amber – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2002
The development of a professional identity is an important aspect of the training and ongoing sense of belongingness of mental health counselors. This article examines two themes related to identity confusion: establishing and producing a systematic body of theory for the profession and distinguishing the profession from other service providers.…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counselors, Identification (Psychology), Mental Health Workers
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Daniels, Lisa Gail – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2002
This study compared practicing counselors who are licensed and not licensed on four aspects of empowerment: collective identity, propensity to act, self-concept, and overall empowerment. Results revealed that nonlicensed counselors scored significantly higher on collective identity, propensity to act, and overall empowerment. (Contains 24…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Certification, Counselor Characteristics, Empowerment
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Alvarez, Alvin N.; Kimura, Erin F. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2001
Utilizes Helms's People of Color racial identity model as the theoretical basis for a case conceptualization involving a fictional Asian American male client coping with racism. Explores counseling strategies in light of the influence of racial identity statuses and cultural variables on the counseling process. (Contains 38 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques
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Aldarondo, Felito – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2001
Expounds on practical implications of racial identity development models for counseling biracial individuals. Briefly reviews ethnic identity development models, conceptualizes the case study, and discusses practice suggestions. Touches on other concepts from the multicultural counseling literature such as bicultural competence and racial and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques, Cultural Influences
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Delgado-Romero, Edward A. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2001
Reviews the factors important in counseling Hispanic/Latino clients and three models of racial and/or ethnic identity. Applies the models to a case scenario in the areas of assessment and case conceptualization. Provides counseling considerations that are guided by the use of the identity models. (Contains 20 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques, Cultural Influences
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Hargrow, Angela M. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2001
Depicts the practical application of Helms's Racial Identity Development model in counseling. Case scenario involves an African-American college student who is struggling with issues of self-efficacy and self-esteem related to his racial identity development. Describes ways to conceptualize the psychological distress and interpersonal concerns of…
Descriptors: Blacks, Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques
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Sussman, Lynn M.; Alexander, Charlene M. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 1999
Examines the relationship between religiosity, ethnic identity, and other-group orientation on marital satisfaction in Jewish-Christian couples. Significant relationships were found between husbands' and wives' religiosity, ethnic identity, and Dyadic Adjustment Scale scores. Additionally, parental involvement in daily life and other family…
Descriptors: Christianity, Ethnicity, Family Relationship, Interfaith Relations
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Daniels, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2001
Describes how counselors might use a model of White racial identity development to conceptualize and treat a White client who has experienced racism directed toward his ethnic minority friend. Specific attention is paid to both the client's and the counselor's White racial statuses and how these interact within the counseling process. (Contains 15…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques, Counselor Characteristics
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Spruill, David A.; Fong, Margaret L. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 1990
Reviews mental health counseling literature for descriptions of practice settings, mental health conceptual models, role descriptions, and essential knowledge and skills. Proposes mental health counseling definition that incorporates common elements from the review. Concludes with proposal for resolving mental health counseling's severe identity…
Descriptors: Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Mental Health, Models
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Smiley, Elizabeth B. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 1997
Provides a brief conceptual statement about bisexuality. Offers a review of existing research studies, and suggests issues to consider when counseling bisexual clients. Defines bisexuality and discusses prevalence studies, identity development, and implications for counseling. Claims that bisexuality challenges traditional rules about sexual…
Descriptors: Bisexuality, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes
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Messina, James J. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 1999
Reviews the six building blocks presented by the author in the first issue of this journal. Assesses how well the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has accomplished the goals involved and points out new areas of growth and new frontiers that AMHCA can address in firming up the professional identity of the mental health…
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Certification, Competence, Counselor Role
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Bringaze, Tammy B.; White, Lyle J. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2001
Surveys national leaders and role models in the lesbian community in an attempt to identify factors that contributed to success in the coming-out process. Addresses the five areas of support that were identified in the study and how counselors can utilize this information in working with clients during the coming-out process. (Contains 32…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Identification (Psychology), Lesbianism
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Kwan, Kwong-Liem Karl – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2001
Summarizes common themes that emerged from the articles in this special issue of "Journal of Mental Health Counseling" on the counseling of racially diverse clients. Discusses variables that need to be addressed when working with members of visible racial and ethnic groups, and delineates some assessment questions for counselors.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling, Counseling Techniques