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Crumb, Loni; Haskins, Natoya; Brown, Shanita – Professional Counselor, 2019
This phenomenological study explored the experiences of 15 professional counselors who work with clients living in impoverished communities in rural America. Researchers used individual semi-structured interviews to gather data and identified four themes that represented the counselors' experiences using the Multicultural and Social Justice…
Descriptors: Poverty Areas, Social Justice, Advocacy, Mental Health
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Coll, Diane M.; Johnson, Chandra F.; Williams, Chinwé U.; Halloran, Michael J. – Professional Counselor, 2019
A "defining moment experience" is a pinnacle moment or critical incident that occurs within a therapeutic context and contributes significantly to the professional development and personal growth of counselors. The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate how experienced counselors make sense and meaning of their defining moment…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Counselor Attitudes, Phenomenology, Self Concept
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Barrow, Jennifer; Baker, Stanley B.; Fusarelli, Lance D. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to understand and explain how training and work setting experiences influence readiness of professional school counselors for serving gang members in schools. A purposeful sample consisted of secondary school counselors (n = 5) and school leaders (n = 7) in a southeastern metropolitan school district.…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Qualifications, Juvenile Gangs, Counselor Training
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Duncan, Kelly; Brown-Rice, Kathleen; Bardhoshi, Gerta – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study explored rural school counselors' perceptions of clinical supervision. School counselors working in rural communities commonly encounter issues that challenge their ability to provide competent counseling services to the students they serve. School counselors serving in these areas are often the only rural mental health provider in…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Mental Health