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Blount, Ashley J.; Bjornsen, Abby L.; Moore, Madeleine M. – Professional Counselor, 2018
In this investigation, a sample of counselors-in-training's (CITs) work values, occupational engagement, and professional quality of life were explored at pre- and post-completion of a career counseling course. In relation to work values, participants highly valued balance, support, helping, and honesty within their careers, while power,…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes
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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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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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Mullen, Patrick R.; Gutierrez, Daniel – Professional Counselor, 2016
The burnout and stress experienced by school counselors is likely to have a negative influence on the services they provide to students, but there is little research exploring the relationship among these variables. Therefore, we report findings from our study that examined the relationship between practicing school counselors' (N = 926) reported…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Burnout, Correlation, Counseling Effectiveness
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Ambruster, Ellen W.; Witherington, David C. – Professional Counselor, 2016
Adult attachment and parental bonding have been linked to anxiety disorders, but rarely have these associations been demonstrated in the same study. To fill this gap in the research literature, we utilized several different self-report measures to examine the relationships among adult attachment style, memories of early bonding experiences, and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Attachment Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Brown-Rice, Kathleen; Furr, Susan – Professional Counselor, 2015
College Greek life students self-report high rates of binge drinking and experience more alcohol-related problems than students who are not members of the Greek system. But little research has been conducted to measure differences in alcohol-free housing (dry) and alcohol-allowed housing (wet). The purpose of this quantitative study was to…
Descriptors: College Students, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Fraternities
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Mariani, Melissa; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Brigman, Greg – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study involved fifth-grade students (N = 336) from one Florida school district and examined prosocial behaviors, bullying behaviors, engagement in school success skills and perceptions of classroom climate between the treatment group who received the school counselor-led Student Success Skills classroom guidance program, and their peer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Districts, Effect Size, Intervention
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Reardon, Robert C.; Leierer, Stephen J.; Lee, Donghyuck – Professional Counselor, 2014
A six-year retrospective study of a university career course evaluated the effect of four different class schedule formats on students' earned grades, expected grades and evaluations of teaching. Some formats exhibited significant differences in earned and expected grades, but significant differences were not observed in student evaluations of…
Descriptors: Career Education, Longitudinal Studies, Grades (Scholastic), Expectation
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Mey, See Ching; Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Yin, Chuah Joe – Professional Counselor, 2014
Research universities in Malaysia are striving to transform into world-class institutions. These universities have the capacity to attract the best students to achieve excellence in education and research. It is important to monitor the psychological well-being of students during the transformation process so that proactive intervention can help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
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Ackerman, Ashley M.; Wantz, Richard A.; Firmin, Michael W; Poindexter, Dawn C.; Pujara, Amita L. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Undergraduate perceptions of the overall effectiveness of six types of mental health service providers (MHSPs) were obtained with a survey. Although many mental health services are available to consumers in the United States, research has indicated that these services are underutilized. Perceptions have been linked to therapeutic outcomes and may…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health Workers, Student Attitudes
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Shi, Qi; Liu, Xi; Leuwerke, Wade – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study sought to examine students' perceptions of their school counselors in two high schools in Beijing, China. Independent t tests found that female students rated school counselors' availability significantly higher than male students did. Also, students who had received prior counseling services rated counselors significantly higher in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, School Counselors, High School Students
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Duncan, Kelly; Brown-Rice, Kathleen; Bardhoshi, Gerta – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study explored rural school counselors' perceptions of clinical supervision. School counselors working in rural communities commonly encounter issues that challenge their ability to provide competent counseling services to the students they serve. School counselors serving in these areas are often the only rural mental health provider in…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Mental Health
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Darcy, Monica G.; Abed-Faghri, Nahid M. – Professional Counselor, 2013
A state's counseling association conducted a study to explore characteristics of its licensed mental health counselors. Responses were collected regarding employment, priorities for the state professional association, competence in professional activities, and sources of professional support. The majority of respondents indicated high job…
Descriptors: Mental Health Workers, Counselors, Professional Associations, Employment
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Astramovich, Randall L.; Hoskins, Wendy J.; Gutierrez, Antonio P.; Bartlett, Kerry A. – Professional Counselor, 2013
Role ambiguity in professional school counseling is an ongoing concern despite recent advances with comprehensive school counseling models. The study outlined in this article examined role diffusion as a possible factor contributing to ongoing role ambiguity in school counseling. Participants included 109 graduate students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Graduate Students, Counselor Training
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