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Collins, Traci P. – Professional Counselor, 2014
School counselors are a well-positioned resource to reach the significant number of children and adolescents with mental health problems. In this special school counseling issue of "The Professional Counselor," some articles focus on systemic, top-down advocacy efforts as the point of intervention for addressing child and adolescent…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Health Needs, School Counselors
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Machorro, Viviana Demichelis; Suck, Antonio Tena – Professional Counselor, 2014
The authors conducted an exploratory study using cultural domain analysis to better understand the meaning that advanced students and professional counselors in Mexico give to their professional identity. More similarities than differences were found in the way students and professionals define themselves. The most relevant concepts were empathy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Counselors, Counselor Characteristics
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Hayden, Seth; Ledwith, Kathy; Dong, Shengli; Buzzetta, Mary – Professional Counselor, 2014
Student veterans often encounter unique challenges related to career development. The significant number of student veterans entering postsecondary environments requires career-development professionals addressing the needs of this population to decide upon appropriate career intervention topics. This study utilized a career-needs assessment…
Descriptors: Career Development, Veterans, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
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Thakore-Dunlap, Ulash; Van Velsor, Patricia – Professional Counselor, 2014
The diversity of the U.S. school population speaks to a need to provide support for youth from various backgrounds. As a school-based mental health counselor, the first author observed that the South Asian immigrant students at her school did not utilize any of the counseling services provided. Because South Asians are typically collectivistic,…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Group Counseling, Females, Immigrants
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Osborne, Lauren K. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Unemployment continues to be a growing concern among both civilian and veteran populations. As 14% of the veteran population currently identify as disabled because of service, this population's need for specialized vocational rehabilitation is increasing. Specifically in Veterans Affairs (VA) Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRC) where holistic…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Group Counseling, Cognitive Processes, Visual Impairments
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Frick, Melodie H.; Glosoff, Harriet L. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Counselor education doctoral students are influenced by many factors as they train to become supervisors. One of these factors, self-efficacy beliefs, plays an important role in supervisor development. In this phenomenological, qualitative research, 16 counselor education doctoral students participated in focus groups and discussed their…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research, Doctoral Programs
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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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Villares, Elizabeth; Colvin, Kimberly; Carey, John; Webb, Linda; Brigman, Greg; Harrington, Karen – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study examines the convergent validity and divergent validity of the Student Engagement in School Success Skills (SESSS) survey. The SESSS is easy to administer (it takes fewer than 15 minutes to complete) and is used in schools to provide educators with useful information about students' use of skills and strategies related to school…
Descriptors: Success, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Student Surveys
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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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Guth, Lorraine J.; McAuliffe, Garrett; Michalak, Megan – Professional Counselor, 2014
As the counseling profession continues to build an international community, the need to examine cultural competence training also increases. This quantitative study examined the impact of the Diversity and Counseling Institute in Ireland (DCII) on participants' multicultural counseling competencies. Two instruments were utilized to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Relevance, Counselor Training, Institutes (Training Programs)
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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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Hawley, Lisa D.; Leibert, Todd W.; Lane, Joel A. – Professional Counselor, 2014
In this study, we examined the relationship between various indices of socioeconomic status (SES) and counseling outcomes among clients at a university counseling center. We also explored links between SES and three factors that are generally regarded as facilitative of client change in counseling: motivation, treatment expectancy and social…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Counseling Effectiveness, Outcomes of Treatment, College 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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Morgan, Leann Wyrick; Greenwaldt, Mary Ellen; Gosselin, Kevin P. – Professional Counselor, 2014
The National Office for School Counselor Advocacy stated that secondary students need better support from professional school counselors when making decisions regarding their postsecondary education and career. The present qualitative study explored school counselors' perceptions of competence in the area of career counseling, and resulted in the…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Career Counseling
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Schiele, Bryn E.; Weist, Mark D.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Stephan, Sharon H.; Lever, Nancy A. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Counseling self-efficacy (CSE), defined as one's beliefs about his or her ability to effectively counsel a client, is an important precursor of effective clinical practice. While research has explored the association of CSE with variables such as counselor training, aptitude and level of experience, little attention has been paid to CSE among…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, School Counseling
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