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Kalkbrenner, Michael T.; Neukrug, Edward S. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The primary aim of this study was to cross-validate the Revised Fit, Stigma, & Value (FSV) Scale, a questionnaire for measuring barriers to counseling, using a stratified random sample of adults in the United States. Researchers also investigated the percentage of adults living in the United States that had previously attended counseling and…
Descriptors: Counseling, Adults, Barriers, Questionnaires
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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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Barrow, Jennifer; Baker, Stanley B.; Fusarelli, Lance D. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to understand and explain how training and work setting experiences influence readiness of professional school counselors for serving gang members in schools. A purposeful sample consisted of secondary school counselors (n = 5) and school leaders (n = 7) in a southeastern metropolitan school district.…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Qualifications, Juvenile Gangs, Counselor Training
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Deslonde, Vernell; Becerra, Michael – Professional Counselor, 2018
This study utilized a qualitative dominant crossover mixed analysis that examined why school counselors (N = 38) choose or do not choose to use Naviance--an online college, career, and financial planning tool. The study further explored whether school counselors' acceptance and use of Naviance enhances counseling practices, job productivity, and…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Planning
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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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Saliba, Yvette; Barden, Sejal – Professional Counselor, 2017
Occupational stress is a top source of stress for over 65% of Americans due to extended hours in the workplace. Recent changes in health care have encouraged employers to build workplace wellness programs to improve physical and mental health for employees to mitigate the effects of occupational stress. Wellness programs focus on either disease…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Stress Variables, Occupational Safety and Health, Wellness
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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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Liu, Yanhong; Li, Dan; Xu, Yanqing – Professional Counselor, 2017
Indiscriminate friendliness (IF) is a prominent issue with children adopted from China to the United States. Through a mixed methods design, the authors explored four Chinese adoptees' experiences of IF within their real-life context, investigated potential factors associated with IF, and examined the IF-attachment relationship. This mixed methods…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Adoption, Case Studies
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Taylor, Jessica Z.; Kashubeck-West, Susan – Professional Counselor, 2017
This study examined preferences for counseling topics to discuss in individual, group, and family counseling among young adults with cancer, as well as their ranked preferences for attending individual, group, and family counseling. A sample of 320 young adults with cancer (18-39 years old) completed an online survey containing items relevant to…
Descriptors: Cancer, Adolescents, Preferences, Counseling
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Moate, Randall M.; Holm, Jessica M.; West, Erin M. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Clinical courses are important in the development of students pursuing a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC). Despite the importance of clinical courses, little is known about what CMHC students perceive as being helpful about their teachers of clinical courses. To investigate this, we sought the viewpoints of beginning…
Descriptors: Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Mental Health Programs, Counselor Training, Graduate Surveys
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Ernst, Kimberly; Bardhoshi, Gerta; Lanthier, Richard P. – Professional Counselor, 2017
This study explored the relationships between demographic variables, self-efficacy and attachment style with a range of performed and preferred school counseling activities in a national sample of elementary school counselors (N = 515). Demographic variables, such as school counselor experience and American School Counselor Association (ASCA)…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Self Efficacy, School Counseling, School Counselors
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Coaston, Susannah C. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Counselors are routinely exposed to painful situations and overwhelming emotions that can, over time, result in burnout. Although counselors routinely promote self-care, many struggle to practice such wellness regularly, putting themselves at increased risk for burning out. Compassion is essential to the helper's role, as it allows counselors to…
Descriptors: Altruism, School Counselors, Burnout, Daily Living Skills
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Sanders, Carrie; Welfare, Laura E.; Culver, Steve – Professional Counselor, 2017
Students in K-12 schools benefit from career counseling as a means to improve their readiness for academic and career success. This quantitative study explored the career counseling self-efficacy of 143 practicing middle school counselors using the Career Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale-Modified and a subscale of the School Counselor Self-Efficacy…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Middle Schools, School Counselors, Self Efficacy
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Destler, Dusty – Professional Counselor, 2017
Streamlined supervision frameworks are needed to enhance and progress the practice and training of supervisors. This author proposes the SuperSkills Model (SSM), grounded in the practice of microskills and supervision common factors, with a focus on the development and foundational learning of supervisors-in-training. The SSM worksheet prompts for…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Feedback (Response), Worksheets, Supervisors
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Burns, Stephanie; Cruikshanks, Daniel R. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Inconsistent counselor professional identity contributes to issues with licensure portability, parity in hiring practices, marketplace recognition in U.S. society and third-party payments for independently licensed counselors. Counselors could benefit from enhancing the counseling profession's identity as well as individual professional identities…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Professional Identity, Personnel Selection, Counselor Attitudes
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