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Rogers, Jennifer L.; Crocket, Jamie E.; Suess, Esther – Professional Counselor, 2019
About one in four women will experience miscarriage of pregnancy, which can be the impetus for significant and persistent psychological distress. Because of cultural norms of silence and minimization around pregnancy loss, as well as a notable lack of scholarship on the topic, counselors may neglect this area in their clinical work. This article…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Counseling Techniques, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns
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Katz, Jennifer – Professional Counselor, 2019
Abortion is common, yet stigmatized. In some cases, abortion patients may experience feelings of sadness, guilt, anger, and other signs of emotional distress after their pregnancy is terminated. This article offers guidance for counselors seeking to provide nonjudgmental support to promote adaptation and recovery among abortion patients…
Descriptors: Females, Pregnancy, Coping, Stress Variables
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Coll, Diane M.; Johnson, Chandra F.; Williams, Chinwé U.; Halloran, Michael J. – Professional Counselor, 2019
A "defining moment experience" is a pinnacle moment or critical incident that occurs within a therapeutic context and contributes significantly to the professional development and personal growth of counselors. The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate how experienced counselors make sense and meaning of their defining moment…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Counselor Attitudes, Phenomenology, Self Concept
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Lee, Kristi A.; Kelley-Petersen, Daniel J. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The focus on human development is foundational to the field of counseling, with its importance codified in guiding documents and frameworks, such as the American Counseling Association's Code of Ethics (2014). Many developmental theories have been established using single-gender or single-culture groups, yet they claim universal application to all…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Service Learning, Social Justice, Counselor Training
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Thacker, Nancy E.; Blueford, Jillian M. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Counselors are becoming more involved with clients pursuing physician-assisted death (PAD) as legislation for legalization increases. PAD may present complex values-based conflicts that can challenge counselors to maintain ethical practice in counseling. When conflicts arise, counselors must engage in ethical decision making that considers…
Descriptors: Physicians, Role, Death, Counselor Role
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Shillingford, M. Ann; Oh, Seungbin; DiLorenzo, Amanda – Professional Counselor, 2018
Natural disasters over the past few decades have necessitated mass migration of Haitian immigrants to the United States. Haitians residing in the United States have experienced significant cultural and social challenges. Recent political deportation mandates have increased the systemic challenges that Haitian students and their families are…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Psychotherapy, School Counseling, Civil Rights
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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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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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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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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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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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Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie; Goodman-Scott, Emily; Cavin, Jason; Donohue, Peg – Professional Counselor, 2016
A multi-tiered system of supports, including Response to Intervention and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is a widely utilized framework implemented in K-12 schools to address the academic and behavioral needs of all students. School counselors are leaders who facilitate comprehensive school counseling programs and demonstrate…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
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Belser, Christopher T.; Shillingford, M. Ann; Joe, J. Richelle – Professional Counselor, 2016
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) both provide frameworks for systematically solving problems in schools, including student behavior concerns. The authors outline a model that integrates overlapping elements of the National Model and MTSS as a support for marginalized…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Hale, Robyn W. – Professional Counselor, 2016
The non-cognitive factors (NCFs) endorsed by Sedlacek (2004) appear to align with the core values of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). This article explores theoretical and empirical evidence that suggests REBT fosters the development of NCFs. School counselors can promote non-cognitive development by embedding REBT throughout direct and…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Behavior Modification, Affective Behavior
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