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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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Levy, Ian P.; Adjapong, Edmund S. – Professional Counselor, 2020
Literature on the physical design of counseling spaces suggests that calm and comfortable school counseling offices support students' emotional disclosure. However, many counseling environment design studies fail to consider the perspectives of clients. Scholars have called for school counselors to invite youth to co-create interventions as a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, School Counseling, Intervention, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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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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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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Gutierrez, Daniel; Crowe, Allison; Mullen, Patrick R.; Pignato, Laura; Fan, Shuhui – Professional Counselor, 2020
Researchers used path analysis to examine self-stigma, help seeking, and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in a community sample of individuals (N = 406) recruited through the crowdsourcing platform MTurk. Self-stigma of help seeking contributed to AOD use and was mediated by help-seeking attitudes. We discuss the implications for advocacy and…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Substance Abuse, Positive Attitudes, Intervention
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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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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Coker, Gwendolyn L.; Collins, Megan L. – Professional Counselor, 2019
The rate of school-aged children with incarcerated parents continues to rise in the United States. These children are especially prone to experiencing social-emotional, behavioral, and academic issues in school as a result of various factors, including general strain and stress associated with incarceration. Given their unique role in schools,…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Children, School Counselors, Parents
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Cowan, Rebecca; Cole, Rebekah F.; Craigen, Laurie – Professional Counselor, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative collective case study was to explore the experiences of four key internal stakeholders who are involved with a school-based child sexual abuse prevention program in a southeastern state in the United States. In order to explore the experiences of participants, in-depth, semistructured interviews were conducted.…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Prevention, School Activities
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Phipps, Ricardo; Thorne, Stephen – Professional Counselor, 2019
This article proposes a model for an intervention designed to mitigate cultural trauma in African American children and adolescents using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based practice for treating post-traumatic stress in children and adolescents. There is a paucity of approaches to treat cultural trauma in…
Descriptors: Trauma, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Therapy
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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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Johnston, April D.; Midgett, Aida; Doumas, Diana M.; Moody, Steve – Professional Counselor, 2018
This mixed methods study assessed the appropriateness of an "aged-up," brief bullying bystander intervention (STAC) and explored the lived experiences of high school students trained in the program. Quantitative results included an increase in knowledge and confidence to intervene in bullying situations, awareness of bullying, and use of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Bullying, Intervention
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Williams, Regina Gavin; Baker, Stanley B.; Williams-DeVane, ClarLynda R. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Three female foster care youth, aged 15, 17, and 17, volunteered to participate in customized counseling interventions. A theory-based presentation framework was used to conduct an A-B-A single-case research design. A female licensed professional counselor collaborated with the participants in customizing interventions, delivering the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling, Intervention, Foster Care
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Ernst, Kimberly; Bardhoshi, Gerta; Lanthier, Richard P. – Professional Counselor, 2017
This study explored the relationships between demographic variables, self-efficacy and attachment style with a range of performed and preferred school counseling activities in a national sample of elementary school counselors (N = 515). Demographic variables, such as school counselor experience and American School Counselor Association (ASCA)…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Self Efficacy, School Counseling, School Counselors
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Kelchner, Viki P.; Evans, Kathy; Brendell, Kathrene; Allen, Danielle; Miller, Cassandre; Cooper-Haber, Karen – Professional Counselor, 2017
This investigation examined the potential impact of a school-based youth intervention program on the attitudes and behavioral patterns of at-risk youth. The sample size used in this study was 52; 24 participants received the school-based intervention and 28 participants did not receive the intervention. A two-group pretest-posttest design approach…
Descriptors: Youth, Nontraditional Education, Student Attitudes, At Risk Students
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Zyromski, Brett; Mariani, Melissa; Kim, Boyoung; Lee, Sangmin; Carey, John – Professional Counselor, 2017
This study evaluated the impact of the Student Success Skills (SSS) classroom curriculum delivered in a naturalistic setting on the metacognitive functioning of 2,725 middle and high school students in Kentucky. SSS was implemented as one intervention to fulfill an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant. Results in students' self-reports…
Descriptors: Metacognition, School Counselors, Learner Engagement, Pretests Posttests
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