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Gibson, Donna M.; Dollarhide, Colette T.; Moss, Julie M. – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2010
Professional identity development is an important professional issue. Examining the lived experiences of counselors-in-training (CITs), the authors used grounded theory methodology to describe the transformational tasks that are required for professional identity development. Tasks include finding a personal definition of counseling, internalizing…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Counseling, Professional Development, Counselor Educators
Djuraskovic, Ivana; Arthur, Nancy – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 2009
Although the displacement of people from their home countries is of growing concern, little attention has been paid to refugees in the counselling literature. Experiences of refugees are more complex and difficult than those of voluntary immigrants because refugees are typically pushed out of their countries. Using heuristic inquiry, four main…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Acculturation, Foreign Countries, Refugees
Osborne, John W. – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
Psychological effects of disengagement from a work life and the transition to retirement are discussed. These effects include partial identity disruption, decision paralysis, diminished self trust, experience of a post retirement void, the search for meaningful engagement in society, development of a retirement/life structure, the confluence of…
Descriptors: Retirement, Death, Psychology, Counselors
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Hansen, James T. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2010
The counseling profession has strongly identified with the multicultural movement. Nevertheless, postmodernism, which is the ideological foundation of multiculturalism, has had relatively little impact on other segments of the profession. The author argues that many realms of the counseling profession are locked within modernism and could be…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Cultural Pluralism, Postmodernism, Counselors
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Seto, Atsuko; Dahlen, Penny – ADULTSPAN Journal, 2005
This article provides an overview of Japanese women in the role of caregivers of older family members. Cultural influence on women's identity, significance of the caregiver's role, and the struggles and rewards of being caregivers are discussed. Finally, ideas are provided for the use of arts in counseling and implications of their use are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Caregiver Role, Rewards