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Cook, Ryan M.; Welfare, Laura E.; Jones, Connie T. – Professional Counselor, 2020
This study examined the incidence of intentional nondisclosure by postgraduate, prelicensed counselors receiving supervision as they pursue licensure, which has not been previously examined. Examining the responses of 107 prelicensed counselors, we found that 95.3% reported withholding some degree of information from their supervisors, and 53.3%…
Descriptors: Supervision, Counselors, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Incidence
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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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Lanier, Bethany A.; Carne, Jamie S. – Professional Counselor, 2019
The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the relationship between vicarious trauma (VT) symptoms and subthreshold post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among practicing counselors. The researchers determined the frequency of VT symptoms and subthreshold PTSD symptoms experienced among practicing counselors and common…
Descriptors: Trauma, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Counselors
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Fullen, Matthew C.; Wiley, Jonathan D.; Morgan, Amy A. – Professional Counselor, 2019
This interpretative phenomenological analysis explored licensed professional counselors' experiences of turning away Medicare beneficiaries because of the current Medicare mental health policy. Researchers used semi-structured interviews to explore the client-level barriers created by federal legislation that determines professional counselors as…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Social Services, Counselors, Access to Health Care
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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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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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Elliot, Anna; Bohecker, Lynn; Elliott, Gregory M.; Townsend, Bethany Jean; Johnson, Veronica; Lopez, Anna; Horn, Elizabeth D.; Roach, Ken – Professional Counselor, 2019
Counseling licensure portability is in a state of crisis. The collaborative 20/20 initiative made headway in establishing the profession's objectives toward consistent licensure standards across states; however, inconsistencies and significant barriers persist. The authors conducted a qualitative content analysis to understand the logistics…
Descriptors: Counselor Certification, Occupational Mobility, Counselors, Barriers
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Joe, J. Richelle; Shillingford-Butler, M. Ann; Oh, Seungbin – Professional Counselor, 2019
In this phenomenological study, the authors explored the lived experiences of 19 African American mothers raising boys and young men to understand how media exposure to community and state violence connects to the physical and mental health of these mothers. Analysis of semi-structured individual interviews revealed six themes: psychological…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Child Rearing, Sons
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Dari, Tahani; Laux, John M.; Liu, Yanhong; Reynolds, Jennifer – Professional Counselor, 2019
A gap exists in the counseling profession between research and practice. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is one approach that could reduce this gap. The CBPR framework can serve as an additional tool for translating research findings into practical interventions for communities and counseling practitioners. Stronger community…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Participatory Research, Community Involvement
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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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Hartman, Anthony; Schuermann, Hope; Kenney, Jovanna – Professional Counselor, 2018
Despite efforts to boost mental health treatment-seeking behaviors by combat veterans, rates have improved relatively little since 2004. Previous work suggests that trust and confidence in the mental health community may be a significant factor. This study explored how professional titles may impact trust and confidence among active-duty U.S. Army…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Trust (Psychology), Help Seeking
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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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Saliba, Yvette; Barden, Sejal – Professional Counselor, 2017
Occupational stress is a top source of stress for over 65% of Americans due to extended hours in the workplace. Recent changes in health care have encouraged employers to build workplace wellness programs to improve physical and mental health for employees to mitigate the effects of occupational stress. Wellness programs focus on either disease…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Stress Variables, Occupational Safety and Health, Wellness
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Ali, Shainna; Lambie, Glenn; Bloom, Zachary D. – Professional Counselor, 2017
The Sexual Orientation Counselor Competency Scale (SOCCS), developed by Bidell in 2005, measures counselors' levels of skills, awareness, and knowledge in assisting lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) clients. In an effort to gain an increased understanding of the construct validity of the SOCCS, researchers performed an exploratory factor analysis on…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Sexual Orientation, Counselors, Measures (Individuals)
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Liu, Yanhong; Li, Dan; Xu, Yanqing – Professional Counselor, 2017
Indiscriminate friendliness (IF) is a prominent issue with children adopted from China to the United States. Through a mixed methods design, the authors explored four Chinese adoptees' experiences of IF within their real-life context, investigated potential factors associated with IF, and examined the IF-attachment relationship. This mixed methods…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Adoption, Case Studies
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