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. 83, No. 1, Winter

Addictions Counselors' Attitudes and Behaviors toward Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients
It is difficult to determine the prevalence of addiction among the gay, lesbian, and bisexual population. Early studies (e.g., Fifield, 1975; Lewis, Saghir, & Robins, 1982; Saghir & Robins, 1973) suggested rates of alcoholism, or at least problematic...
Dual Relationships: A Continuum Ranging from the Destructive to the Therapeutic
Ethical decision making is an ongoing process with no easy answers. In order to promote the well-being of clients, counselors must constantly balance their own values and life experiences with professional codes of ethics as they make choices about...
Exploring the Vocational Rehabilitation Acceptance Rates for Hispanics versus Non-Hispanics in the United States
Much confusion surrounds the definition of racial status (Banks, 1997). In psychology, race is avoided because of the wide disagreement of what is meant by race (Zuckerman, 1990). In fact, since the term first appeared about 300 years ago, the term...
Frank, We Hardly Knew Ye: The Very Personal Side of Frank Parsons
Little is known about the personal life of Professor Frank Parsons, the person who is one of the preeminent figures in the development of, and credited with founding, the career counseling specialization of modern day professional counseling as well...
Gender Matters: Working with Adult Male Survivors of Trauma
This article includes a review of the literature regarding gender role influences in the lives of men, the behaviors of men, and how men cope with trauma. The first part of the article offers an overview of feminist theory, its core tenets, and interventions....
Menopause Symptoms and Attitudes of African American Women: Closing the Knowledge Gap and Expanding Opportunities for Counseling
Menopause is a universal female midlife transition that remains poorly understood (Huffman & Myers, 1999). Most of the research concerning women's experiences of menopause has focused on biological and psychological changes, or "symptoms" according...
Model of Effects of Adult Attachment on Emotional Empathy of Counseling Students
Counselor educators and counseling researchers have historically devoted a great deal of attention to empathy in counseling (Bowman & Reeves, 1987; Duan & Hill, 1996; Gladstein, 1977). From most counseling theoretical perspectives, empathy...
Narrative Therapy to Prevent Illness-Related Stress Disorder
Cancer strikes more than 47% of males and 38% of females (Landis, Murry, Bolden, & Wingo, 1998) during their lifetimes. People are living longer (American Cancer Society, 2000) but not necessarily more satisfactory lives in the posttreatment period...
Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability: A Primer for Counselors
Chronic illnesses and disabling conditions are common occurrences in the lives of many individuals. It has been estimated that approximately 54 million Americans (about 1 in 5) have physical, sensory, psychiatric, or cognitive disabilities that interfere...
Self-Monitoring and Counseling Skills Skills-Based versus Interpersonal Process Recall Training
For many years, counselor educators have debated whether general personality characteristics and relationship-building abilities or specific knowledge and skills are the most important qualities to emphasize in preparing counselors. Some studies have...
The DSM-IV-TR and Culture: Considerations for Counselors
According to the American Counseling Association (ACA; 1995), counselor training should contribute to knowledge of different cultural groups, skills in counseling people from diverse cultures, and awareness of one's own stereotypes and biases related...
The Treatment and Prevention of Depression Implications for Counseling and Counselor Training
One of the most common disorders facing people today is depression. By some estimates, roughly 10% to 25% of the population experiences some form of depression. According to Murray and Lopez (1997), depression is the number one cause of disability...
Twin Loss: Implications for Counselors Working with Surviving Twins
Fascination with the twin bond has gripped cultures all over the world for millennia (Bryan, 1983). Although only approximately 3% of the total general population are twins, those who are twins have imbued twin relationships with expectations of extreme...