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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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Belser, Christopher T.; Shillingford, M. Ann; Daire, Andrew P.; Prescod, Diandra J.; Dagley, Melissa A. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The United States is facing a crisis with respect to filling job vacancies within science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industries and with students completing STEM undergraduate degrees. In addition, disparities exist for females and ethnic minorities within STEM fields. Whereas prior research has centered on disparities in STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Academic Persistence, Career Development
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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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Hartman, Anthony; Schuermann, Hope; Kenney, Jovanna – Professional Counselor, 2018
Despite efforts to boost mental health treatment-seeking behaviors by combat veterans, rates have improved relatively little since 2004. Previous work suggests that trust and confidence in the mental health community may be a significant factor. This study explored how professional titles may impact trust and confidence among active-duty U.S. Army…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Trust (Psychology), Help Seeking
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Rogers, Jennifer L.; Gilbride, Dennis D.; Dew, Brian J. – Professional Counselor, 2018
This conceptual article provides a counselor-oriented overview of the origins and consequences of the current opioid epidemic in the United States. After a thorough review of Bronfenbrenner's ecological perspective on human development, this article presents a case conceptualization model aimed at providing counselors with a tool and strategy to…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Narcotics, Addictive Behavior, Drug Therapy
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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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Bloom, Zachary D.; McNeil, Victoria A.; Flasch, Paulina; Sanders, Faith – Professional Counselor, 2018
Empathy plays an integral role in the facilitation of therapeutic relationships and promotion of positive client outcomes. Researchers and scholars agree that some components of empathy might be dispositional in nature and that empathy can be developed through empathy training. However, although empathy is an essential part of the counseling…
Descriptors: Empathy, Counselor Training, College Students, Intellectual Disciplines
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Locklear, Leslie A.; Watson, Nicholas A. – Professional Counselor, 2018
This study explored the relationships between parenting beliefs, authoritative parenting style, and student achievement. Data were gathered from 49 parents who had school-aged children enrolled in grades K-12 regarding the manner in which they parent and their child's school performance. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients and multiple…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Academic Achievement, Parents, Parent Student Relationship
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Kalkbrenner, Michael T.; Neukrug, Edward S. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The primary aim of this study was to cross-validate the Revised Fit, Stigma, & Value (FSV) Scale, a questionnaire for measuring barriers to counseling, using a stratified random sample of adults in the United States. Researchers also investigated the percentage of adults living in the United States that had previously attended counseling and…
Descriptors: Counseling, Adults, Barriers, Questionnaires
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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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Farmer, Laura Boyd – Professional Counselor, 2017
Counselors in school and community settings, counselor educators and counseling students (N = 453) participated in a study of self-perceived competence to serve lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) clients. Using the same large data set as Farmer, Welfare, and Burge (2013), the author examined different research questions focused on counselor…
Descriptors: Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Qualifications, Competence, Homosexuality
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Saliba, Yvette; Barden, Sejal – Professional Counselor, 2017
Occupational stress is a top source of stress for over 65% of Americans due to extended hours in the workplace. Recent changes in health care have encouraged employers to build workplace wellness programs to improve physical and mental health for employees to mitigate the effects of occupational stress. Wellness programs focus on either disease…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Stress Variables, Occupational Safety and Health, Wellness
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