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Litam, Stacey Diane A. – Professional Counselor, 2017
The social justice issue of human sex trafficking is a global form of oppression that places men, women and children at risk for sexual exploitation. Although a body of research exists on the topics of human trafficking, literature specific to the mental health implications for counselors working with this population is limited. Counselors should…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Crime, Victims of Crime
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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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Miller, Alexis; Cook, Jennifer M. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Many theories are used to conceptualize adolescent substance use, yet none adequately assist mental health professionals in assessing adolescents' strengths and risk factors while incorporating cultural factors. The authors reviewed common adolescent substance abuse theories and their strengths and limitations, and offer a new model to…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Risk, Models, Counseling Techniques
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Wagener, Alwin E. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Metaphors are linked to how individuals process information and emotions, and they are important to understand and utilize in counseling. A description of the structure of metaphors and metaphor theory is provided. The role of metaphors in emotional processing is explained, and the process of counseling is tied to the therapeutic usage of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Professional Services
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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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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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Smith, Joshua D.; Gray, Neal D. – Professional Counselor, 2017
This interview is the second in the Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Series at TPC that presents an annual interview with a seminal figure who has attained outstanding achievement in counseling over a career. I am honored to present the interview of Amy King, a school counselor in Mississippi and the first practitioner to be interviewed for this…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Advocacy, Biographies
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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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Tello, Angelica M.; Castellon, Nancy E.; Aguilar, Alejandra; Sawyer, Cheryl B. – Professional Counselor, 2017
The United States has recently seen a significant increase in the number of unaccompanied minors from the Northern Triangle of Central America (i.e., El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala). These children and youth are refugees fleeing extreme poverty and gang violence. This study examined the narratives of 16 refugees from the Northern Triangle…
Descriptors: Refugees, Poverty, Juvenile Gangs, Personal Narratives
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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
Acquaye, Hannah E. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Refugees report several mental health challenges associated with pre-, peri-, and post-flight conditions. Some of these challenges include fear, anxiety, hypervigilance, hyperarousal, and nightmares--symptoms that could meet the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite these challenges, some refugees also report…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Resilience (Psychology), Positive Attitudes, Religious Factors
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Sink, Christopher A. – Professional Counselor, 2016
With the advent of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) in schools, counselor preparation programs are once again challenged to further extend the education and training of pre-service and in-service school counselors. To introduce and contextualize this special issue, an MTSS's intent and foci, as well as its theoretical and research…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counselor Training, Standards, Counselor Qualifications
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Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie; Goodman-Scott, Emily; Cavin, Jason; Donohue, Peg – Professional Counselor, 2016
A multi-tiered system of supports, including Response to Intervention and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is a widely utilized framework implemented in K-12 schools to address the academic and behavioral needs of all students. School counselors are leaders who facilitate comprehensive school counseling programs and demonstrate…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
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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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Belser, Christopher T.; Shillingford, M. Ann; Joe, J. Richelle – Professional Counselor, 2016
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) both provide frameworks for systematically solving problems in schools, including student behavior concerns. The authors outline a model that integrates overlapping elements of the National Model and MTSS as a support for marginalized…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students
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