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Sampson, James P., Jr.; Reardon, Robert C. – Professional Counselor, 2011
Fundamental changes occurring in the nature of work have led some authors to contest that established approaches to delivering career services may no longer be efficacious. This article challenges such notions and examines the idea of changing occupations and how these changes may influence the delivery of career services. While important changes…
Descriptors: Occupations, Change, Career Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness
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McCarthy, John; Bruno, Michelle; Fernandes, Teresa E. – Professional Counselor, 2011
The prevalence of depression increases markedly during adolescence, yet many youth are not receiving the support that they need. One factor that has been speculated as contributing to low rates of care is a lack of mental health literacy about depression and viable sources of support. This pilot study focused on mental health literacy as it…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Mental Health, Vignettes
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Reardon, Robert C.; Bertoch, Sara C. – Professional Counselor, 2011
Educational counseling has declined as a counseling specialization in the United States, although the need for this intervention persists and is being met by other providers. This article illustrates how career theories such as Holland's RIASEC theory can inform a revitalized educational counseling practice in secondary and postsecondary settings.…
Descriptors: Educational Counseling, Specialization, Intervention, Educational Needs
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Diambra, Joel F.; Gibbons, Melinda M.; Cochran, Jeff L.; Spurgeon, Shawn; Jarnagin, Whitney L.; Wynn, Porche' – Professional Counselor, 2011
To inform and guide their practices, counselor educators would benefit from having a clearer picture of how the research literature and professional standards of the field correspond and contrast. To elucidate this relationship, researchers analyzed 538 "Journal of Counseling and Development" articles published from 1997-2006 for fit…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Counseling, Professional Associations, Certification
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Hunt, Brandon; Gilmore, Genevieve Weber – Professional Counselor, 2011
In an effort to ensure the efficacy of preparing emerging counselors in the field, CACREP standards require that by 2013 all core faculty at accredited universities have a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. However, literature suggests that a disparity may exist in the preparation of counselor educators and the actual…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Counselor Training, Supervision, Teaching Methods
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Benshoff, James M.; Gibbons, Melinda M. – Professional Counselor, 2011
Recently, many counselor education programs have considered whether and how to offer courses online. Although online counselor education courses are becoming increasingly common, the use of synchronous (real-time) teaching approaches appears to be limited at best. In this article, we provide a context and rationale for incorporating online…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Counselor Training
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Hodges, Shannon – Professional Counselor, 2011
The counseling profession has experienced significant growth and diversification to become a viable member of the global mental health profession. Originally founded in the U.S. as the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA), the profession has expanded to the flagship American Counseling Association, 19 divisional affiliates, and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Counseling Services, Trend Analysis, Intellectual History
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Meyer, Becky Weller; Jain, Sachin; Canfield-Davis, Kathy – Professional Counselor, 2011
Adolescents defined as at-risk typically lack healthy models of parenting and receive no parenthood education prior to assuming the parenting role. Unless a proactive approach is implemented, the cyclic pattern of dysfunctional parenting-- including higher rates of teen pregnancy, increased childhood abuse, low educational attainment,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Nontraditional Education, Self Efficacy, Control Groups
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McCarthy, John – Professional Counselor, 2011
Academic preparation is essential to the continued fidelity and growth of the counseling profession and clinical practice. The accreditation of academic programs is essential to ensuring the apposite education and preparation of future counselors. Although the process is well documented for counselors-in-training in the United States, there is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counselor Training, Accreditation (Institutions), Graduate Students
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Hays, Danica G.; Michel, Rebecca E.; Cole, Rebekah F.; Emelianchik, Kelly; Forman, Julia; Lorelle, Sonya; McBride, Rebecca; Sikes, April – Professional Counselor, 2011
Despite the prevalence of dating violence, incidences often go unreported due to a lack of awareness among students as to appropriate dating behaviors. This phenomenology investigated how adolescents conceptualize and experience dating relationships. We explored adolescent females' definitions of healthy and abusive relationships, experiences with…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Dating (Social)
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Newgent, Rebecca A.; Higgins, Kristin K.; Belk, Stephanie E.; Behrend, Bonni A. Nickens; Dunbar, Kelly A. – Professional Counselor, 2011
Group counseling has been highlighted as one effective intervention for at-risk students, yet debate remains as to the comparable efficacy of traditional interventions versus thematic interventions. This study compared two psychosocial educational programs, the PEGS and ARK Programs, designed to help elementary school students with social skills…
Descriptors: Prevention, Youth Programs, Intervention, At Risk Students
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Wantz, Richard A.; Firmin, Michael – Professional Counselor, 2011
Numerous sources of information influence how individuals perceive professional counselors. The stressors associated with entering college, developmental differences, and factors associated with service fees may further impact how college students view mental health professionals and may ultimately influence when, for what issues, and with whom…
Descriptors: Counselors, Professional Identity, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Vera, George Davy – Professional Counselor, 2011
A personal description of the international counselor education program at the University of Zulia in Venezuela is presented including educational objectives of the counseling degree, various services counselors are trained to provide, and a sample curriculum. This description serves as an example of one international counselor education program…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, College Programs, Program Descriptions, Educational Objectives
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Vera, George Davy – Professional Counselor, 2011
In the worldwide community it is not well known that counseling and guidance professional practices have a long tradition in Venezuela. Therefore, this contribution's main purpose is to inform the international audience about past and contemporary counseling in Venezuela. Geographic, demographic, and cultural facts about Venezuela are provided.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, Geographic Location, Demography
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Thompson, E. Heather; Frick, Melodie H.; Trice-Black, Shannon – Professional Counselor, 2011
Counselors-in-training face the challenges of balancing academic, professional, and personal obligations. Many counselors-in-training, however, report a lack of instruction regarding personal wellness and prevention of personal counselor burnout. The present study used CQR methodology with 14 counseling graduate students to investigate…
Descriptors: Burnout, Self Management, Counselor Training, Supervision
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