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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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Tuttle, Malti; Ricks, Lacey; Taylor, Margie – Professional Counselor, 2019
School counselors experience various emotions, such as anxiety, when in the role of mandated reporter of child abuse. This manuscript addresses how early career school counselors might experience distress because of the lack of established child abuse reporting procedures, fear of repercussions for the school counselor or student, and limited…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Law Enforcement, School Counselors, Counselor Role
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Coker, Gwendolyn L.; Collins, Megan L. – Professional Counselor, 2019
The rate of school-aged children with incarcerated parents continues to rise in the United States. These children are especially prone to experiencing social-emotional, behavioral, and academic issues in school as a result of various factors, including general strain and stress associated with incarceration. Given their unique role in schools,…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Children, School Counselors, Parents
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Johnston, April D.; Midgett, Aida; Doumas, Diana M.; Moody, Steve – Professional Counselor, 2018
This mixed methods study assessed the appropriateness of an "aged-up," brief bullying bystander intervention (STAC) and explored the lived experiences of high school students trained in the program. Quantitative results included an increase in knowledge and confidence to intervene in bullying situations, awareness of bullying, and use of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Bullying, Intervention
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Davis, Toni O.; Cates, Keith A. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Specialty courts, such as mental health courts, drug courts, and veterans treatment courts, were developed with the intention of reducing recidivism and obtaining better outcomes for participants selected from the particular populations served by each court. Efforts to improve the public good have produced a reimagining of the justice system with…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Counseling Services, Courts, Justice
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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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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