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Blount, Ashley J.; Bjornsen, Abby L.; Moore, Madeleine M. – Professional Counselor, 2018
In this investigation, a sample of counselors-in-training's (CITs) work values, occupational engagement, and professional quality of life were explored at pre- and post-completion of a career counseling course. In relation to work values, participants highly valued balance, support, helping, and honesty within their careers, while power,…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes
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Snow, William H.; Lamar, Margaret R.; Hinkle, J. Scott; Speciale, Megan – Professional Counselor, 2018
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) database of institutions revealed that as of March 2018 there were 36 CACREP-accredited institutions offering 64 online degree programs. As the number of online programs with CACREP accreditation continues to grow, there is an expanding body of research…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Counselor Training, Online Courses
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Bloom, Zachary D.; McNeil, Victoria A.; Flasch, Paulina; Sanders, Faith – Professional Counselor, 2018
Empathy plays an integral role in the facilitation of therapeutic relationships and promotion of positive client outcomes. Researchers and scholars agree that some components of empathy might be dispositional in nature and that empathy can be developed through empathy training. However, although empathy is an essential part of the counseling…
Descriptors: Empathy, Counselor Training, College Students, Intellectual Disciplines
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Sciarra, Daniel T.; Seirup, Holly J.; Sposato, Elizabeth – Professional Counselor, 2016
This study investigated factors from high school that might predict college persistence. The sample consisted of 7,271 participants in three waves of data collection (2002, 2004 and 2006) who participated in the Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS; U.S. Department of Education, 2008). A multinomial logistic regression mode was employed to…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies
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Brown-Rice, Kathleen; Furr, Susan – Professional Counselor, 2015
College Greek life students self-report high rates of binge drinking and experience more alcohol-related problems than students who are not members of the Greek system. But little research has been conducted to measure differences in alcohol-free housing (dry) and alcohol-allowed housing (wet). The purpose of this quantitative study was to…
Descriptors: College Students, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Fraternities
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Shannonhouse, Laura; Myers, Jane E. – Professional Counselor, 2014
As the world grows more connected, the counseling profession has developed a significant focus on multicultural concerns and internationalization (the incorporation of international perspectives), but the extent of this phenomenon is currently unknown. The current pilot study established baseline data concerning how counselor education programs…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Training, Global Approach, College Faculty
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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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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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Lambert, Simone; Goodman-Scott, Emily – Professional Counselor, 2013
This article explores a model partnership with a counseling education program and the Peace Corps. Counselor education students in a group counseling course developed and implemented a singular structured group session with clients not typically used (e.g., non-counseling students) to maximize student learning and implement group counseling…
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Partnerships in Education, Counselor Training, Counseling Psychology
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McClain, Mary-Catherine; Sampson, James P. – Professional Counselor, 2013
As the demand for career counseling services grows, the need for accountability rises, and the availability of funding decreases, it becomes more critical that practitioners utilize cost-effective interventions and alternative forms of treatment. One option for improving access to all clients while concurrently reducing costs involves using…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Cost Effectiveness, Intervention, Social Justice
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Haemmelmann, Katie L.; McClain, Mary-Catherine – Professional Counselor, 2013
Research in chronic illness and disability (CID) in college students has demonstrated that students with disabilities encounter more difficulties psychosocially than their nondisabled counterparts. Subsequently, these difficulties impact the ability of these students to successfully adapt. Using the illness intrusiveness model in combination with…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Disabilities, Intervention, College Students
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Bullock-Yowell, Emily; Katz, Sheba P.; Reardon, Robert C.; Peterson, Gary W. – Professional Counselor, 2012
The respective roles of social cognitive career theory and cognitive information processing in career exploratory behavior were analyzed. A verified path model shows cognitive information processing theory's negative career thoughts inversely predict social cognitive career theory's career problem-solving self-efficacy, which predicts career…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Self Efficacy, Career Development, Social Cognition
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Firmin, Michael W.; Wantz, Richard A.; Firmin, Ruth L.; Johnson, Courtney B. – Professional Counselor, 2012
Using qualitative research methods, interviews were conducted with college students regarding the sources they used in generating perceptions of professional counselors. Respondents believed that information sources such as word of mouth, media sources and personal experiences were responsible for their understandings of professional counselors.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Students, Student Attitudes, Information Sources
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Rodriguez, Stefanie – Professional Counselor, 2012
The career decision-making process can be a daunting task during the college years for both athletes and non-athletes alike. Understanding factors that influence this process and ways to best support students as they are making career decisions is integral to counselors working with college students. Social support and career thoughts were…
Descriptors: Career Development, Decision Making, College Students, College Athletics
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Anderson, W. P., Jr.; Lopez-Baez, Sandra I. – Professional Counselor, 2012
Little is known about levels of personal growth attributed by students to typical college life experiences. This paper documents two studies of student self-reported and posttraumatic growth and compares growth levels across populations. Both studies measure student attributions of cause to academic and non-academic experiences, respectively. It…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Attribution Theory, Cognitive Mapping