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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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Jorgensen, Maribeth F.; Schweinle, William E. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The 68-item Research Identity Scale (RIS) was informed through qualitative exploration of research identity development in master's-level counseling students and practitioners. Classical psychometric analyses revealed the items had strong validity and reliability and a single factor. A one-parameter Rasch analysis and item review was used to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Counseling Services, Counselor Training, Psychometrics
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Davis, Toni O.; Cates, Keith A. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Specialty courts, such as mental health courts, drug courts, and veterans treatment courts, were developed with the intention of reducing recidivism and obtaining better outcomes for participants selected from the particular populations served by each court. Efforts to improve the public good have produced a reimagining of the justice system with…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Counseling Services, Courts, Justice
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Merlin, Clare; Pagano, Timothy; George, Amanda; Zanone, Cassandra; Newman, Benjamin – Professional Counselor, 2017
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) recently released its 2016 standards. Included in these standards is a requirement for school counseling master's programs to have a minimum of 60 credit hours by the year 2020. This credit hour requirement is an increase from the previous 48-hour requirement and…
Descriptors: College Credits, Graduation Requirements, Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Standards
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Wagener, Alwin E. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Metaphors are linked to how individuals process information and emotions, and they are important to understand and utilize in counseling. A description of the structure of metaphors and metaphor theory is provided. The role of metaphors in emotional processing is explained, and the process of counseling is tied to the therapeutic usage of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Professional Services
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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
Acquaye, Hannah E. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Refugees report several mental health challenges associated with pre-, peri-, and post-flight conditions. Some of these challenges include fear, anxiety, hypervigilance, hyperarousal, and nightmares--symptoms that could meet the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite these challenges, some refugees also report…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Resilience (Psychology), Positive Attitudes, Religious Factors
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Mullen, Patrick R.; Gutierrez, Daniel – Professional Counselor, 2016
The burnout and stress experienced by school counselors is likely to have a negative influence on the services they provide to students, but there is little research exploring the relationship among these variables. Therefore, we report findings from our study that examined the relationship between practicing school counselors' (N = 926) reported…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Burnout, Correlation, Counseling Effectiveness
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Remley, Theodore P., Jr. – Professional Counselor, 2015
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the counseling profession in New Orleans has changed. The author, along with a group of counseling and other mental health professionals who were providing services at the time of the hurricane and still working in the city 10 years later, provided their impressions of counseling in New Orleans a decade after the…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Natural Disasters, Mental Health Programs, Trauma
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Cinotti, Daniel – Professional Counselor, 2014
Recent research has focused on the discrepancy between school counselors' preferred roles and their actual functions. Reasons for this discrepancy range from administrators' misperceptions of the role of the school counselor to the slow adoption of comprehensive school counseling approaches such as the American School Counselor Association's…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Models, School Counseling, National Standards
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Shi, Qi; Liu, Xi; Leuwerke, Wade – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study sought to examine students' perceptions of their school counselors in two high schools in Beijing, China. Independent t tests found that female students rated school counselors' availability significantly higher than male students did. Also, students who had received prior counseling services rated counselors significantly higher in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, School Counselors, High School Students
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Hawley, Lisa D.; Leibert, Todd W.; Lane, Joel A. – Professional Counselor, 2014
In this study, we examined the relationship between various indices of socioeconomic status (SES) and counseling outcomes among clients at a university counseling center. We also explored links between SES and three factors that are generally regarded as facilitative of client change in counseling: motivation, treatment expectancy and social…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Counseling Effectiveness, Outcomes of Treatment, College Students
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Schiele, Bryn E.; Weist, Mark D.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Stephan, Sharon H.; Lever, Nancy A. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Counseling self-efficacy (CSE), defined as one's beliefs about his or her ability to effectively counsel a client, is an important precursor of effective clinical practice. While research has explored the association of CSE with variables such as counselor training, aptitude and level of experience, little attention has been paid to CSE among…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, School Counseling
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Reese, Ryan F.; Young, J. Scott; Hutchinson, Gerald A. – Professional Counselor, 2013
To date, few scholars in counselor education have attended to the processes and impacts of introducing business related concepts within counseling curricula. The authors describe the development, implementation and evaluation of a graduate-level course titled Entrepreneurship in Clinical Settings wherein students were tasked with producing a…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Entrepreneurship, Course Descriptions, Graduate Study
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Wilson, Angie D.; Johnson, Pennie – Professional Counselor, 2013
The addictions field continues to grow and is expanding beyond the area of substance abuse and substance dependence. Process addictions are now an integral aspect of addictions treatment, diagnosis, and assessment. There is a gap in the literature related to process addictions which impacts counselors and clients due to lack of literature and…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Counselors, Familiarity, Knowledge Level
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