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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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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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Farmer, Laura Boyd; Sackett, Corrine R.; Lile, Jesse J.; Bodenhorn, Nancy; Hartig, Nadine; Graham, Jasmine; Ghoston, Michelle – Professional Counselor, 2017
Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, the perceived impact of post-master's experience (PME) during counselor education and supervision (CES) doctoral study was examined across five core areas of professional identity development: counseling, supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, and leadership and advocacy. The results showed…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Supervision, Doctoral Programs, Qualitative Research
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Hebard, Stephen P.; Lamberson, Katie A. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Athletes represent a unique population with a legitimate need for counseling services; yet, counselors have done little to define and promote sport counseling. This paper represents a call to counselors, educators, and researchers to advocate for a rigorous sport counseling specialization and clarified professional identity. Counselors need to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Sport Psychology, Counseling Services, Specialization
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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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Lee, Kristi A.; Dewell, John A.; Holmes, Courtney M. – Professional Counselor, 2014
The persistent research-to-practice gap poses a problem for counselor education. The gap may be caused by conflicts between the humanistic values that guide much of counseling and the values that guide research training. In this article, the authors address historical concerns regarding research training for students and the conducting of research…
Descriptors: Training Methods, Counselor Training, Research Skills, Models
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Tomlinson-Clarke, Saundra M.; Georges, Colleen M. – Professional Counselor, 2014
The 2013 publication of the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," fifth edition ("DSM-5") marked the reemergence of issues related to the appropriateness of diagnosis and the uses of the "DSM-5" within the counseling profession. Concerns focus on the implications…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Integrated Activities, Multicultural Education, Educational Practices
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Cinotti, Daniel – Professional Counselor, 2014
Recent research has focused on the discrepancy between school counselors' preferred roles and their actual functions. Reasons for this discrepancy range from administrators' misperceptions of the role of the school counselor to the slow adoption of comprehensive school counseling approaches such as the American School Counselor Association's…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Models, School Counseling, National Standards
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Collins, Traci P. – Professional Counselor, 2014
School counselors are a well-positioned resource to reach the significant number of children and adolescents with mental health problems. In this special school counseling issue of "The Professional Counselor," some articles focus on systemic, top-down advocacy efforts as the point of intervention for addressing child and adolescent…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Health Needs, School Counselors
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Machorro, Viviana Demichelis; Suck, Antonio Tena – Professional Counselor, 2014
The authors conducted an exploratory study using cultural domain analysis to better understand the meaning that advanced students and professional counselors in Mexico give to their professional identity. More similarities than differences were found in the way students and professionals define themselves. The most relevant concepts were empathy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Counselors, Counselor Characteristics
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Darcy, Monica G.; Abed-Faghri, Nahid M. – Professional Counselor, 2013
A state's counseling association conducted a study to explore characteristics of its licensed mental health counselors. Responses were collected regarding employment, priorities for the state professional association, competence in professional activities, and sources of professional support. The majority of respondents indicated high job…
Descriptors: Mental Health Workers, Counselors, Professional Associations, Employment
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Limberg, Dodie; Bell, Hope; Super, John T.; Jacobson, Lamerial; Fox, Jesse; DePue, M. Kristina; Christmas, Chris; Young, Mark E.; Lambie, Glenn W. – Professional Counselor, 2013
The professional identity of a counselor educator develops primarily during the individual's doctoral preparation program. This study employed consensual qualitative research methodology to examine the phenomenon of professional identity development in counselor education doctoral students (CEDS) in a cohort model. Cross-sectional focus groups…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Professional Development
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Lorelle, Sonya; Byrd, Rebekah; Crockett, Stephanie – Professional Counselor, 2012
Scholars have examined globalization for many years in terms of its impact on individuals, but it remains a concept not often discussed in the counseling literature. As counseling transforms from a Western-based practice to a global phenomenon, it is important to understand professional counseling within an international and multicultural context.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Counseling, Counselors, Professional Identity
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Hagedorn, W. Bryce; Culbreth, Jack R.; Cashwell, Craig S. – Professional Counselor, 2012
In this article, the authors discuss the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs' (CACREP) role in furthering the specialty of addiction counseling. After sharing a brief history and the role of counselor certification and licensure, the authors share the process whereby CACREP developed the first set of…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Addictive Behavior, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling
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Hodges, Shannon – Professional Counselor, 2011
The counseling profession has experienced significant growth and diversification to become a viable member of the global mental health profession. Originally founded in the U.S. as the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA), the profession has expanded to the flagship American Counseling Association, 19 divisional affiliates, and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Counseling Services, Trend Analysis, Intellectual History
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