Journal of Counseling and Development : JCD

The Journal of Counseling & Development is a quarterly journal published by Long Island University in Brookville, N.Y. Founded in 1921, its subject is human development and counseling. Its audience is composed of academics, professional counselors and human resource professionals.

Articles from Vol. 82, No. 3, Summer

Adolescent Violence: The Protective Effects of Youth Assets
There is no doubt that violence, especially among youth, is a problem in the United States today. Since 1993, the United States has had the highest rate of childhood homicide, suicide, and firearms-related deaths of any of the world s 26 wealthiest...
A Factor Structure of Wellness: Theory, Assessment, Analysis, and Practice
The concept of well-being has traditionally been viewed from two differing perspectives (Keyes, 1998). The long-standing "clinical tradition" operationalizes well-being through measures of depression, distress, anxiety, or substance abuse (p. 121),...
African Americans' Racial Identity and Socially Desirable Responding: An Empirical Model
Racial identity development (RID) is the active and fluid process of identifying one's own racial group as a viable self-reference group (Smith, 1989). Through this process, the individual comes to increased racial self-acceptance and acceptance of...
Book Reviews of Group Psychotherapy for Women with Breast Cancer and the Breast Cancer Notebook: The Healing Power of Reflection
Group Psychotherapy for Women With Breast Cancer is a comprehensive guide to facilitating effective groups for women who have breast cancer. This treatment manual is the end product of years of research involving group psychotherapy for women with...
Bully Busters: A Psychoeducational Intervention for Reducing Bullying Behavior in Middle School Students
The harsh reality of the bully/victim dyad is experienced by thousands of children every day (Espelage & Holt, 2001; Hoover, Oliver, & Hazier, 1992). Although it is unlikely that childhood bullying will be completely eliminated, there is reason...
Children and Psychotropic Medication: What Role Should Advocacy Counseling Play?
During the last 5 years, there has been a growing emphasis on advocacy in the counseling profession summarized as advocacy counseling by Kiselica and Robinson (2001). During the last 10 years, there has also been an enormous increase in the use of...
Comprehensive School-Based Violence Prevention Training: A Developmental-Ecological Training Model
Although it may not be a popular perspective to articulate, the history of the United States clearly suggests that we are a violent nation. There is much evidence to support this disconcerting claim. Historically speaking, the roots of this violence...
Conceptualizing Heterosexual Identity Development: Issues and Challenges
Models of identity development specifically intended for majority groups (e.g., Whites, men, heterosexuals) are considerably less prominent in the literature than are models developed for nondominant groups. To a large extent, this is understandable...
Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution in the Schools: Some Practical Intervention Strategies for Counselors
It is clear that acts of violence and terror have now become pervasive in our culture. These are not just violent acts perpetrated by foreign terrorists, or even community gangs, but manifestations of verbal and physical abuse, bullying, extortion,...
JCD's Special Section on School Violence: Reactions and Thoughts of a Counselor
A spectrum of views and approaches are represented in the six articles that compose the Journal of Counseling & Development's (JCD's) special section on school violence. The range of topics is varied, but the related ideas expressed in these articles...
Revisiting Basic Counseling Skills with Children
Although education and training in counseling often focuses on adult clients, most counselors will face the child client at some point in their careers. The burgeoning literature in the field of play therapy suggests that counselors are indeed searching...
Seven Salutary Suggestions for Counselor Stamina
Mental health and substance abuse practitioners today are besieged with numerous demands on their time, talents, and resources. Several authors have discussed these current challenges (Austad, Sherman, Morgan, & Holstein, 1992; Carpenter, 1999;...
Supporting a Nation of Learners: The Role of School Counseling in Educational Reform
Throughout the last half of the 20th century, and continuing into this new millennium, confusion has persisted as to the nature, function, purpose, and role of counseling in schools. For many years, individuals and organizations, in addition to the...
Therapeutic Implications of Pharmacotherapy: Current Trends and Ethical Issues
During the course of a year, about 1 in 5 Americans experiences a mental health disorder, and about 10% of the U.S. adult population use mental health services during that year (Satcher, 2000). Concurrently, the influence of managed care has increased...
Toward a Positive Perspective on Violence Prevention in Schools: Building Connections
Over the past decade, society has witnessed an outbreak of school violence, both in the United States and in other countries, that has altered the perception of safety previously thought to exist on school campuses. Although serious acts of violence...
Using an Invitational Theory of Practice to Create Safe and Successful Schools
This article presents an approach to creating and maintaining safe and successful schools by applying an Invitational Theory of Practice (ITOP; Juhnke & Purkey, 1995; Lehr, 1999; Lehr & Eubanks, 1997; Novak, 2002; Purkey, 2000; Purkey &...