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Mey, See Ching; Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Yin, Chuah Joe – Professional Counselor, 2014
Research universities in Malaysia are striving to transform into world-class institutions. These universities have the capacity to attract the best students to achieve excellence in education and research. It is important to monitor the psychological well-being of students during the transformation process so that proactive intervention can help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
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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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Ackerman, Ashley M.; Wantz, Richard A.; Firmin, Michael W; Poindexter, Dawn C.; Pujara, Amita L. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Undergraduate perceptions of the overall effectiveness of six types of mental health service providers (MHSPs) were obtained with a survey. Although many mental health services are available to consumers in the United States, research has indicated that these services are underutilized. Perceptions have been linked to therapeutic outcomes and may…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health Workers, Student Attitudes
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Guth, Lorraine J.; McAuliffe, Garrett; Michalak, Megan – Professional Counselor, 2014
As the counseling profession continues to build an international community, the need to examine cultural competence training also increases. This quantitative study examined the impact of the Diversity and Counseling Institute in Ireland (DCII) on participants' multicultural counseling competencies. Two instruments were utilized to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Relevance, Counselor Training, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Shi, Qi; Liu, Xi; Leuwerke, Wade – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study sought to examine students' perceptions of their school counselors in two high schools in Beijing, China. Independent t tests found that female students rated school counselors' availability significantly higher than male students did. Also, students who had received prior counseling services rated counselors significantly higher in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, School Counselors, High School Students
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Hawley, Lisa D.; Leibert, Todd W.; Lane, Joel A. – Professional Counselor, 2014
In this study, we examined the relationship between various indices of socioeconomic status (SES) and counseling outcomes among clients at a university counseling center. We also explored links between SES and three factors that are generally regarded as facilitative of client change in counseling: motivation, treatment expectancy and social…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Counseling Effectiveness, Outcomes of Treatment, College Students
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Duncan, Kelly; Brown-Rice, Kathleen; Bardhoshi, Gerta – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study explored rural school counselors' perceptions of clinical supervision. School counselors working in rural communities commonly encounter issues that challenge their ability to provide competent counseling services to the students they serve. School counselors serving in these areas are often the only rural mental health provider in…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Mental Health
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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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Schiele, Bryn E.; Weist, Mark D.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Stephan, Sharon H.; Lever, Nancy A. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Counseling self-efficacy (CSE), defined as one's beliefs about his or her ability to effectively counsel a client, is an important precursor of effective clinical practice. While research has explored the association of CSE with variables such as counselor training, aptitude and level of experience, little attention has been paid to CSE among…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, School Counseling
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Dozier, V. Casey; Sampson, James P.; Reardon, Robert C. – Professional Counselor, 2013
John Holland's Self-Directed Search (SDS) is a career assessment that consists of several booklets designed to be self-scored and self-administered. It simulates what a practitioner and an individual might do together in a career counseling session (e.g., review preferred activities and occupations; review competencies, abilities and possible…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Simulation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Delivery Systems
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Lambert, Simone; Goodman-Scott, Emily – Professional Counselor, 2013
This article explores a model partnership with a counseling education program and the Peace Corps. Counselor education students in a group counseling course developed and implemented a singular structured group session with clients not typically used (e.g., non-counseling students) to maximize student learning and implement group counseling…
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Partnerships in Education, Counselor Training, Counseling Psychology
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McClain, Mary-Catherine; Sampson, James P. – Professional Counselor, 2013
As the demand for career counseling services grows, the need for accountability rises, and the availability of funding decreases, it becomes more critical that practitioners utilize cost-effective interventions and alternative forms of treatment. One option for improving access to all clients while concurrently reducing costs involves using…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Cost Effectiveness, Intervention, Social Justice
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Haemmelmann, Katie L.; McClain, Mary-Catherine – Professional Counselor, 2013
Research in chronic illness and disability (CID) in college students has demonstrated that students with disabilities encounter more difficulties psychosocially than their nondisabled counterparts. Subsequently, these difficulties impact the ability of these students to successfully adapt. Using the illness intrusiveness model in combination with…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Disabilities, Intervention, College Students
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Gray, Neal D.; Erickson, Paul – Professional Counselor, 2013
The present paper advocates for standardized regulations and laws for supervision of pre-licensed counselors in the United States, particularly for direct observation of clinical skills. A review of regulations by the American Counseling Association (ACA) Office of Professional Affairs (2012) reveals that only two states (Arizona and North…
Descriptors: Supervision, Counselor Training, Supervisors, Observation
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Reese, Ryan F.; Young, J. Scott; Hutchinson, Gerald A. – Professional Counselor, 2013
To date, few scholars in counselor education have attended to the processes and impacts of introducing business related concepts within counseling curricula. The authors describe the development, implementation and evaluation of a graduate-level course titled Entrepreneurship in Clinical Settings wherein students were tasked with producing a…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Entrepreneurship, Course Descriptions, Graduate Study
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