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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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Pester, Danielle; Lenz, A. Stephen; Watson, Joshua C.; Dell'Aquila, Julia; Nkyi, Anthony – Professional Counselor, 2018
As the counseling profession continues its globalization onto Ghanaian college campuses, there is an increased need for psychometric assessments that support programming and interventions that promote degree matriculation and general student well-being. A sample of 696 young adult Ghanaian college students completed the Inventory of New College…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Likert Scales
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Kalkbrenner, Michael T.; Sink, Christopher A. – Professional Counselor, 2018
College counselors provide training to their campus constituents on various mental health issues, including the identification of warning signs and the referral of students to appropriate resources. Though extensive information on these topics is available in the counseling literature, college counselors lack a psychometrically sound screening…
Descriptors: Mental Health, School Counselors, Test Construction, Self Determination
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Williams, Regina Gavin; Baker, Stanley B.; Williams-DeVane, ClarLynda R. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Three female foster care youth, aged 15, 17, and 17, volunteered to participate in customized counseling interventions. A theory-based presentation framework was used to conduct an A-B-A single-case research design. A female licensed professional counselor collaborated with the participants in customizing interventions, delivering the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling, Intervention, Foster Care
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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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Yates, Chad M.; DeLeon, Alexia; Rapp, Marisa C. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Counselors-in-training may struggle in working with addictions populations for various reasons, including limited training, pre-existing stigma toward the population, and low self-efficacy treating substance use disorders. This is concerning because professional counselors have the highest proportion of clients with a primary substance abuse…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Addictive Behavior, Counselor Training, Qualitative Research
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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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Ikonomopoulos, James; Vela, Javier Cavazos; Smith, Wayne D.; Dell'Aquila, Julia – Professional Counselor, 2016
Counseling graduate students may begin practicum with low self-efficacy regarding their counseling abilities and skills. In the current study, we implemented a small-series (N = 11) single-case research design to assess the effectiveness of the practicum experience to increase counseling students' self-efficacy. Analysis of participants' scores on…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Counselor Training, Student Attitudes, Practicums
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Schmidt, Robert C. – Professional Counselor, 2016
Mental health practitioners working within school or community settings may at any time find themselves working with youth presenting with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Although always well intended, practitioners are making significant clinical decisions that have high potential for influencing a range of outcomes, including very negative…
Descriptors: Risk, Risk Assessment, Suicide, School Counseling
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Robertson, Heather C.; Brott, Pamelia E. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Many military veterans face the challenging transition to civilian employment. Military veteran members of a national program, Troops to Teachers, were surveyed regarding life satisfaction and related internal/external career transition variables. Participants included military veterans who were currently or had previously transitioned to K-12…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Midlife Transitions, Military Personnel, Veterans
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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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Frick, Melodie H.; Glosoff, Harriet L. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Counselor education doctoral students are influenced by many factors as they train to become supervisors. One of these factors, self-efficacy beliefs, plays an important role in supervisor development. In this phenomenological, qualitative research, 16 counselor education doctoral students participated in focus groups and discussed their…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research, Doctoral Programs
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Villares, Elizabeth; Colvin, Kimberly; Carey, John; Webb, Linda; Brigman, Greg; Harrington, Karen – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study examines the convergent validity and divergent validity of the Student Engagement in School Success Skills (SESSS) survey. The SESSS is easy to administer (it takes fewer than 15 minutes to complete) and is used in schools to provide educators with useful information about students' use of skills and strategies related to school…
Descriptors: Success, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Student Surveys
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Morgan, Leann Wyrick; Greenwaldt, Mary Ellen; Gosselin, Kevin P. – Professional Counselor, 2014
The National Office for School Counselor Advocacy stated that secondary students need better support from professional school counselors when making decisions regarding their postsecondary education and career. The present qualitative study explored school counselors' perceptions of competence in the area of career counseling, and resulted in the…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Career Counseling
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