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Wagner, Nathaniel J.; Grunhaus, Colleen M. L.; Tuazon, Victor E. – Professional Counselor, 2020
According to recent research, counselors may benefit from a variety of supports offered by mental health agencies after a client dies by suicide. Research is sparse concerning how often agency supports and outreach are offered to counselors and what supports counselors find to be the most helpful after a client suicide. In this cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Suicide, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Training, Empathy
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Fye, Heather J.; Cook, Ryan M.; Baltrinic, Eric R.; Baylin, Andrea – Professional Counselor, 2020
Burnout is a statistically significant phenomenon for school counselors, correlated with various individual and organizational factors, which have been studied independently. Therefore, we investigated both individual and organizational factors of burnout conceptualized as a multidimensional phenomenon with 227 school counselors. Multidimensional…
Descriptors: Burnout, School Counselors, Anxiety, Coping
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Giordano, Amanda; Lundeen, Lindsay A.; Scoffone, Chelsea M.; Kilpatrick, Erin P.; Gorritz, Frank B. – Professional Counselor, 2020
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a common clinical concern. We surveyed a national sample of 94 licensed clinicians to better understand their work with clients who self-injure. Our data revealed that over the past year, 95.7% (n = 90) of the sample reported working with at least one client who self-injured. Thirty-six clinicians (38%) reported…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Attitudes, Addictive Behavior
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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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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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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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Litam, Stacey Diane Aranez – Professional Counselor, 2019
This study examined whether attitudes based on labels and counselor demographics predicted empathy and rape myth acceptance in counselors. A difference in attitudes based on the labels of either "prostitute" or "sex trafficking" was found. Attitudes based on labels and counselor demographics additionally predicted scores of…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Characteristics, Empathy
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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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Burns, Stephanie T.; Cruikshanks, Daniel R. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Many professional counseling organizations act to strengthen counselor professional identity to achieve parity for counselors. However, independently licensed counselors often identify themselves as "therapists" or "psychotherapists" as a means of helping others understand their occupational role and establishing their…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Accreditation (Institutions), Professional Identity, Counselor Educators
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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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Cook, Ryna M.; Welfare, Laura E.; Romero, Devon E. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Studies from allied professions suggest that intentional nondisclosure in clinical supervision is common; however, the types of intentional nondisclosure and reasons for nondisclosure have yet to be examined in an adequate sample of counselors-in-training (CITs). The current study examined intentional nondisclosure by CITs during their onsite…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counselor Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Kim, Nayoung; Lambie, Glenn W. – Professional Counselor, 2018
To prevent school counselors from experiencing feelings of burnout, identifying relevant factors is important. The purpose of this article is to review studies investigating the constructs of burnout and occupational stress in school counseling samples. Eighteen published research articles fit the inclusion criteria for this review. The…
Descriptors: Burnout, School Counselors, Stress Variables, Work Environment
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Gonzalez, Jessica; Barden, Sejal M.; Sharp, Julia – Professional Counselor, 2018
Exploring client outcomes is a primary goal for counselors; however, gaps in empirical research exist related to the relationship between client outcomes, the working alliance, and counselor characteristics. Thus, the purpose of this investigation was to explore the relationship between the effects of multicultural competence and the working…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Competence, Counselors, Counselor Client Relationship
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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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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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