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Wahesh, Edward; Likis-Werle, S. Elizabeth; Moro, Regina R. – Professional Counselor, 2017
This content analysis includes 210 articles that focused on addictions topics published between January 2005 and December 2014 in the journals of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and ACA member divisions. Results include the types of addictions content and…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Content Analysis
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Merlin, Clare; Pagano, Timothy; George, Amanda; Zanone, Cassandra; Newman, Benjamin – Professional Counselor, 2017
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) recently released its 2016 standards. Included in these standards is a requirement for school counseling master's programs to have a minimum of 60 credit hours by the year 2020. This credit hour requirement is an increase from the previous 48-hour requirement and…
Descriptors: College Credits, Graduation Requirements, Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Standards
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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
Crunk, A. Elizabeth; Barden, Sejal M. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Numerous models of clinical supervision have been developed; however, there is little empirical support indicating that any one model is superior. Therefore, common factors approaches to supervision integrate essential components that are shared among counseling and supervision models. The purpose of this paper is to present an innovative model of…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Supervision, Models, Counselors
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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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Farmer, Laura Boyd; Sackett, Corrine R.; Lile, Jesse J.; Bodenhorn, Nancy; Hartig, Nadine; Graham, Jasmine; Ghoston, Michelle – Professional Counselor, 2017
Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, the perceived impact of post-master's experience (PME) during counselor education and supervision (CES) doctoral study was examined across five core areas of professional identity development: counseling, supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, and leadership and advocacy. The results showed…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Supervision, Doctoral Programs, Qualitative Research
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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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Wagener, Alwin E. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Metaphors are linked to how individuals process information and emotions, and they are important to understand and utilize in counseling. A description of the structure of metaphors and metaphor theory is provided. The role of metaphors in emotional processing is explained, and the process of counseling is tied to the therapeutic usage of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Professional Services
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Hebard, Stephen P.; Lamberson, Katie A. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Athletes represent a unique population with a legitimate need for counseling services; yet, counselors have done little to define and promote sport counseling. This paper represents a call to counselors, educators, and researchers to advocate for a rigorous sport counseling specialization and clarified professional identity. Counselors need to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Sport Psychology, Counseling Services, Specialization
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Tello, Angelica M.; Lonn, Marlise R. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Latinx first-generation college students (FGCS) are a growing population faced with unique challenges for college retention and graduation. Because their parents did not attend postsecondary education, this group of college students has not inherited the social or cultural capital common to many traditional college freshmen. Both high school and…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, School Counselors, High School Students, Psychological Needs
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Smith, Joshua D.; Gray, Neal D. – Professional Counselor, 2017
This interview is the second in the Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Series at TPC that presents an annual interview with a seminal figure who has attained outstanding achievement in counseling over a career. I am honored to present the interview of Amy King, a school counselor in Mississippi and the first practitioner to be interviewed for this…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Advocacy, Biographies
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Dong, Shengli; Campbell, Amanda; Vance, Stacy – Professional Counselor, 2017
Professional identity development is crucial for counselors-in-training, as it provides a frame of reference for understanding their chosen field and contributes to a sense of belonging within the professional community. This qualitative study examined the impact of mindfulness on professional identity development among counselors-in-training.…
Descriptors: Role, Metacognition, Counselor Training, Professional Identity
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Tello, Angelica M.; Castellon, Nancy E.; Aguilar, Alejandra; Sawyer, Cheryl B. – Professional Counselor, 2017
The United States has recently seen a significant increase in the number of unaccompanied minors from the Northern Triangle of Central America (i.e., El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala). These children and youth are refugees fleeing extreme poverty and gang violence. This study examined the narratives of 16 refugees from the Northern Triangle…
Descriptors: Refugees, Poverty, Juvenile Gangs, Personal Narratives
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Yates, Chad M.; DeLeon, Alexia; Rapp, Marisa C. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Counselors-in-training may struggle in working with addictions populations for various reasons, including limited training, pre-existing stigma toward the population, and low self-efficacy treating substance use disorders. This is concerning because professional counselors have the highest proportion of clients with a primary substance abuse…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Addictive Behavior, Counselor Training, Qualitative Research
Acquaye, Hannah E. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Refugees report several mental health challenges associated with pre-, peri-, and post-flight conditions. Some of these challenges include fear, anxiety, hypervigilance, hyperarousal, and nightmares--symptoms that could meet the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite these challenges, some refugees also report…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Resilience (Psychology), Positive Attitudes, Religious Factors
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