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Langellier, Kristen Arla; Astramovich, Randall L.; Doughty Horn, Elizabeth A. – Professional Counselor, 2020
Counselors are frequently called upon to be advocates for their clients and, more broadly, to advocate for the counseling profession. However, many new counselors struggle with integrating advocacy work in their counseling practice. This article provides an overview of service learning and identifies ways counselor educators may foster advocacy…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Counselor Training, Curriculum Development, Advocacy
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Gutierrez, Daniel; Crowe, Allison; Mullen, Patrick R.; Pignato, Laura; Fan, Shuhui – Professional Counselor, 2020
Researchers used path analysis to examine self-stigma, help seeking, and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in a community sample of individuals (N = 406) recruited through the crowdsourcing platform MTurk. Self-stigma of help seeking contributed to AOD use and was mediated by help-seeking attitudes. We discuss the implications for advocacy and…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Substance Abuse, Positive Attitudes, Intervention
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Holman, Leigh Falls; Nelson, Judith; Watts, Richard – Professional Counselor, 2019
This study utilizes a correlation matrix to examine relationships between variables identified in literature (role ambiguity, role conflict, assignment of non-counseling duties, coworker and supervisor support, and level of control over time and task) as measured by the Demand Control Support Questionnaire (DCSQ), and elements of school counselor…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Burnout, Role Conflict, Counselor Role
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Robino, Ariann Evans – Professional Counselor, 2019
Explanations of compassion fatigue generally consider the client--counselor relationship as the primary source of challenges to wellness. Because of the nature of the current sociopolitical climate and the increased exposure through media, the counseling profession should consider expanding the influences on compassion fatigue related to current…
Descriptors: Altruism, Emotional Response, Counselor Client Relationship, Wellness
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Coker, Gwendolyn L.; Collins, Megan L. – Professional Counselor, 2019
The rate of school-aged children with incarcerated parents continues to rise in the United States. These children are especially prone to experiencing social-emotional, behavioral, and academic issues in school as a result of various factors, including general strain and stress associated with incarceration. Given their unique role in schools,…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Children, School Counselors, Parents
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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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Fullen, Matthew C. – Professional Counselor, 2018
As the number of older adults increases, it is important to understand how attitudes toward aging influence society, the aging process, and the counseling profession. Ageism--defined as social stigma associated with old age or older people--has deleterious effects on older adults' physical health, psychological well-being, and self-perception. In…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Counselor Training
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Rogers, Jennifer L.; Gilbride, Dennis D.; Dew, Brian J. – Professional Counselor, 2018
This conceptual article provides a counselor-oriented overview of the origins and consequences of the current opioid epidemic in the United States. After a thorough review of Bronfenbrenner's ecological perspective on human development, this article presents a case conceptualization model aimed at providing counselors with a tool and strategy to…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Narcotics, Addictive Behavior, Drug Therapy
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Farmer, Laura Boyd; Sackett, Corrine R.; Lile, Jesse J.; Bodenhorn, Nancy; Hartig, Nadine; Graham, Jasmine; Ghoston, Michelle – Professional Counselor, 2017
Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, the perceived impact of post-master's experience (PME) during counselor education and supervision (CES) doctoral study was examined across five core areas of professional identity development: counseling, supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, and leadership and advocacy. The results showed…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Supervision, Doctoral Programs, Qualitative Research
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Hebard, Stephen P.; Lamberson, Katie A. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Athletes represent a unique population with a legitimate need for counseling services; yet, counselors have done little to define and promote sport counseling. This paper represents a call to counselors, educators, and researchers to advocate for a rigorous sport counseling specialization and clarified professional identity. Counselors need to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Sport Psychology, Counseling Services, Specialization
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Smith, Joshua D.; Gray, Neal D. – Professional Counselor, 2017
This interview is the second in the Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Series at TPC that presents an annual interview with a seminal figure who has attained outstanding achievement in counseling over a career. I am honored to present the interview of Amy King, a school counselor in Mississippi and the first practitioner to be interviewed for this…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Advocacy, Biographies
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Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie; Goodman-Scott, Emily; Cavin, Jason; Donohue, Peg – Professional Counselor, 2016
A multi-tiered system of supports, including Response to Intervention and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is a widely utilized framework implemented in K-12 schools to address the academic and behavioral needs of all students. School counselors are leaders who facilitate comprehensive school counseling programs and demonstrate…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
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Fickling, Melissa J. – Professional Counselor, 2016
Advocacy with and on behalf of clients is a major way in which counselors fulfill their core professional value of promoting social justice. Career counselors have a unique vantage point regarding social justice due to the economic and social nature of work and can offer useful insights. Q methodology is a mixed methodology that was used to…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Advocacy, Social Justice, Counselor Attitudes
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Midgett, Aida; Doumas, Diana; Sears, Dara; Lundquist, Amanda; Hausheer, Robin – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a brief, stand-alone bystander bullying psychoeducation program for middle school students. The purpose of the program was to train students to take action as peer advocates. Pre- and post-tests indicated that after completing the 90-minute psychoeducation program, students reported an increase in their…
Descriptors: Bullying, Psychoeducational Methods, Middle School Students, Peer Counseling
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Tate, Kevin A.; Kathleen M. Fallon; Casquarelli, Elaine J.; Marks, Laura Reid – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study investigated the career and work life challenges faced by traditionally marginalized populations (e.g., women; historically oppressed racial/ethnic groups; people who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and/or queer; immigrants; individuals with mental or physical disabilities; older individuals; and those of lower…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Investigations, Economic Impact, Quality of Working Life
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