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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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Litam, Stacey Diane A. – Professional Counselor, 2017
The social justice issue of human sex trafficking is a global form of oppression that places men, women and children at risk for sexual exploitation. Although a body of research exists on the topics of human trafficking, literature specific to the mental health implications for counselors working with this population is limited. Counselors should…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Crime, Victims of Crime
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Miller, Alexis; Cook, Jennifer M. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Many theories are used to conceptualize adolescent substance use, yet none adequately assist mental health professionals in assessing adolescents' strengths and risk factors while incorporating cultural factors. The authors reviewed common adolescent substance abuse theories and their strengths and limitations, and offer a new model to…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Risk, Models, Counseling Techniques
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Emelianchik-Key, Kelly; Byrd, Rebekah J.; La Guardia, Amanda C. – Professional Counselor, 2016
Issues regarding the diagnosis and treatment of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) continue to be of increasing concern to practitioners in educational and mental health settings. Given this rising concern, it is important to note that the majority of research regarding self-injury has focused on the symptomology and treatment of Caucasian females;…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Adolescent Attitudes, Self Destructive Behavior, Risk
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Schmidt, Robert C. – Professional Counselor, 2016
Mental health practitioners working within school or community settings may at any time find themselves working with youth presenting with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Although always well intended, practitioners are making significant clinical decisions that have high potential for influencing a range of outcomes, including very negative…
Descriptors: Risk, Risk Assessment, Suicide, School Counseling
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Brew, Leah; Cervantes, Joseph M.; Shepard, David – Professional Counselor, 2013
The use of social networking sites (SNS), and Facebook in particular, seems to be on the rise (Salaway, Nelson, & Ellison, 2008). The majority of users tend to be from the millennial generation (Hazlett, 2008), as are the majority of graduate counseling students. This discussion explores several areas regarding the use of Facebook. First, we…
Descriptors: Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Social Networks, Graduate Students