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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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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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Brinser, Hannah; Wissel, Addy – Professional Counselor, 2020
Students in foster care frequently experience barriers that influence their personal, social, and academic success. These challenges may include trauma, abuse, neglect, and loss--all of which influence a student's ability to be successful in school. Combined with these experiences, students in foster care lack the same access to resources and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, School Counselors, School Counseling, 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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Dack, Hilary; Merlin-Knoblich, Clare – Professional Counselor, 2019
Although the American School Counselor Association National Model reflects the importance of high-quality school counseling core curriculum, or classroom guidance, as part of a comprehensive school counseling program, school counselors are often challenged by the complexities of designing an effective classroom guidance curriculum. This conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Counseling, School Counselors, Core Curriculum
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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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Tang, Angela K.; Ng, Kok-Mun – Professional Counselor, 2019
Based on archival data from an urban school district, this retrospective correlational study examined the extent to which certain types of student-school counselor contacts, based on a student-report high school exit survey, could predict high school students' postsecondary enrollment in 2- and 4-year colleges within 5 years of graduating from…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Counselors, Predictor Variables, College Attendance
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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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Can, Nesime; Watson, Joshua C. – Professional Counselor, 2019
Scholars have described compassion fatigue as the result of chronic exposure to clients' suffering and traumatic stories. Counselors can struggle when they experience compassion fatigue because of various reasons. As such, an exploration of factors predictive of compassion fatigue may help counselors and supervisors buffer adverse effects.…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Resilience (Psychology), Altruism, Fatigue (Biology)
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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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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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Janson, Christopher; Filibert, Sophie – Professional Counselor, 2018
The purpose of counselor supervision has evolved to include the development of counseling students' reflective thinking. This article conceptualizes a method, discursive digital reflection (DDR), which was established to facilitate the development of counselors who are reflective practitioners and involves clients in reflective discourse of the…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Supervision, Reflection, Video Technology
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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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Farmer, Laura Boyd – Professional Counselor, 2017
Counselors in school and community settings, counselor educators and counseling students (N = 453) participated in a study of self-perceived competence to serve lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) clients. Using the same large data set as Farmer, Welfare, and Burge (2013), the author examined different research questions focused on counselor…
Descriptors: Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Qualifications, Competence, Homosexuality
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