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Marburger, Kathryn; Pickover, Sheri – Professional Counselor, 2020
Providing treatment to survivors of human trafficking requires mental health professionals to understand complex layers of multiple traumas. These layers include an understanding of how trafficking occurs; what gender, ages, sexual orientations, life circumstances, and ethnicities are most at risk to be trafficked; the lasting impact of…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Mental Health, Crime, Gender Differences
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Lane, Joel A. – Professional Counselor, 2020
To improve conceptualizations of college student mental health, the present study (N = 538) compared predictors of well-being that comprise both well-established counseling theories (e.g., attachment) and newer models specific to the life experience of the millennial generation and Generation Z. Predictors included internal resources (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Self Concept, Resilience (Psychology), Young Adults
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Litam, Stacey Diane A. – Professional Counselor, 2020
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, reports of discrimination and violence against Asians and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have increased substantially. The present article offers a timely conceptualization of how public and societal fears related to COVID-19 may contribute to unique mental health disparities and the presence of…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Racial Bias, Violence, Asian Americans
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Luke, Chad; Beeson, Eric T.; Miller, Raissa; Field, Thomas A.; Jones, Laura K. – Professional Counselor, 2020
As with many advancements in science and technology, ethical standards regarding practice often follow innovation. The integration of neuroscience with counseling is no exception, as scholars are just beginning to identify important ethical concerns related to this shift in the profession. Results of an inductive thematic analysis exploring the…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Ethics, Neurosciences, Counseling Techniques
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Katz, Jennifer – Professional Counselor, 2019
Abortion is common, yet stigmatized. In some cases, abortion patients may experience feelings of sadness, guilt, anger, and other signs of emotional distress after their pregnancy is terminated. This article offers guidance for counselors seeking to provide nonjudgmental support to promote adaptation and recovery among abortion patients…
Descriptors: Females, Pregnancy, Coping, Stress Variables
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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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Duenyas, Deborah L.; Luke, Chad – Professional Counselor, 2019
In recent decades, professional counselors have increasingly focused on neuroscience to inform their case conceptualization and treatment planning with clients. With the additional lens of neuroscience, both the counselor and client can gain new understandings of the client's issues and improve the quality of the therapeutic relationship. The…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Counselor Training, Counselors, Teaching Methods
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Rogers, Jennifer L.; Crocket, Jamie E.; Suess, Esther – Professional Counselor, 2019
About one in four women will experience miscarriage of pregnancy, which can be the impetus for significant and persistent psychological distress. Because of cultural norms of silence and minimization around pregnancy loss, as well as a notable lack of scholarship on the topic, counselors may neglect this area in their clinical work. This article…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Counseling Techniques, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns
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Lee, Kristi A.; Kelley-Petersen, Daniel J. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The focus on human development is foundational to the field of counseling, with its importance codified in guiding documents and frameworks, such as the American Counseling Association's Code of Ethics (2014). Many developmental theories have been established using single-gender or single-culture groups, yet they claim universal application to all…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Service Learning, Social Justice, Counselor Training
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Thacker, Nancy E.; Blueford, Jillian M. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Counselors are becoming more involved with clients pursuing physician-assisted death (PAD) as legislation for legalization increases. PAD may present complex values-based conflicts that can challenge counselors to maintain ethical practice in counseling. When conflicts arise, counselors must engage in ethical decision making that considers…
Descriptors: Physicians, Role, Death, Counselor Role
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Shillingford, M. Ann; Oh, Seungbin; DiLorenzo, Amanda – Professional Counselor, 2018
Natural disasters over the past few decades have necessitated mass migration of Haitian immigrants to the United States. Haitians residing in the United States have experienced significant cultural and social challenges. Recent political deportation mandates have increased the systemic challenges that Haitian students and their families are…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Psychotherapy, School Counseling, Civil Rights
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Deslonde, Vernell; Becerra, Michael – Professional Counselor, 2018
This study utilized a qualitative dominant crossover mixed analysis that examined why school counselors (N = 38) choose or do not choose to use Naviance--an online college, career, and financial planning tool. The study further explored whether school counselors' acceptance and use of Naviance enhances counseling practices, job productivity, and…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Planning
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Wahesh, Edward; Likis-Werle, S. Elizabeth; Moro, Regina R. – Professional Counselor, 2017
This content analysis includes 210 articles that focused on addictions topics published between January 2005 and December 2014 in the journals of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and ACA member divisions. Results include the types of addictions content and…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Content Analysis
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Litam, Stacey Diane A. – Professional Counselor, 2017
The social justice issue of human sex trafficking is a global form of oppression that places men, women and children at risk for sexual exploitation. Although a body of research exists on the topics of human trafficking, literature specific to the mental health implications for counselors working with this population is limited. Counselors should…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Crime, Victims of Crime
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Miller, Alexis; Cook, Jennifer M. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Many theories are used to conceptualize adolescent substance use, yet none adequately assist mental health professionals in assessing adolescents' strengths and risk factors while incorporating cultural factors. The authors reviewed common adolescent substance abuse theories and their strengths and limitations, and offer a new model to…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Risk, Models, Counseling Techniques
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