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Crumb, Loni; Haskins, Natoya; Brown, Shanita – Professional Counselor, 2019
This phenomenological study explored the experiences of 15 professional counselors who work with clients living in impoverished communities in rural America. Researchers used individual semi-structured interviews to gather data and identified four themes that represented the counselors' experiences using the Multicultural and Social Justice…
Descriptors: Poverty Areas, Social Justice, Advocacy, Mental Health
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Holman, Leigh Falls; Nelson, Judith; Watts, Richard – Professional Counselor, 2019
This study utilizes a correlation matrix to examine relationships between variables identified in literature (role ambiguity, role conflict, assignment of non-counseling duties, coworker and supervisor support, and level of control over time and task) as measured by the Demand Control Support Questionnaire (DCSQ), and elements of school counselor…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Burnout, Role Conflict, Counselor Role
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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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Burns, Stephanie T.; Cruikshanks, Daniel R. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Many professional counseling organizations act to strengthen counselor professional identity to achieve parity for counselors. However, independently licensed counselors often identify themselves as "therapists" or "psychotherapists" as a means of helping others understand their occupational role and establishing their…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Accreditation (Institutions), Professional Identity, Counselor Educators
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Fullen, Matthew C. – Professional Counselor, 2018
As the number of older adults increases, it is important to understand how attitudes toward aging influence society, the aging process, and the counseling profession. Ageism--defined as social stigma associated with old age or older people--has deleterious effects on older adults' physical health, psychological well-being, and self-perception. In…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Counselor Training
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Cook, Ryna M.; Welfare, Laura E.; Romero, Devon E. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Studies from allied professions suggest that intentional nondisclosure in clinical supervision is common; however, the types of intentional nondisclosure and reasons for nondisclosure have yet to be examined in an adequate sample of counselors-in-training (CITs). The current study examined intentional nondisclosure by CITs during their onsite…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counselor Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Kim, Nayoung; Lambie, Glenn W. – Professional Counselor, 2018
To prevent school counselors from experiencing feelings of burnout, identifying relevant factors is important. The purpose of this article is to review studies investigating the constructs of burnout and occupational stress in school counseling samples. Eighteen published research articles fit the inclusion criteria for this review. The…
Descriptors: Burnout, School Counselors, Stress Variables, Work Environment
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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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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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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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Patrikakou, Eva; Ockerman, Melissa S.; Hollenbeck, Amy Feiker – Professional Counselor, 2016
As a result of the Response to Intervention (RTI) mandate in schools across many states, school counselors are well-positioned to take a leadership role. The present research study examines how school counselors across the nation perceived their training and knowledge of RTI, as well as their confidence in its implementation. Results indicate that…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes
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Fickling, Melissa J. – Professional Counselor, 2016
Advocacy with and on behalf of clients is a major way in which counselors fulfill their core professional value of promoting social justice. Career counselors have a unique vantage point regarding social justice due to the economic and social nature of work and can offer useful insights. Q methodology is a mixed methodology that was used to…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Advocacy, Social Justice, Counselor Attitudes
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Brown-Rice, Kathleen; Furr, Susan – Professional Counselor, 2016
A total of 370 counselor educators in CACREP-accredited [Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs] programs were surveyed to determine their knowledge of master's students' problems of professional competence (PPC) and their perception of roadblocks that affect gatekeeping practices. Findings suggest that educators…
Descriptors: Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Knowledge Level, Graduate Students
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