Journal of Humanistic Counseling

A scholarly journal devoted to the development of humanistic counseling and education practices in schools. Publishes original research and critical reviews emphasizing innovative programs and practices that promote tolerance, nurture diversity, and uphol

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring

Academic Writing: Reflections from Successful Counselor Educators
Twelve counselor educators were interviewed to learn what developmental and educational experiences help counselors become successful writers. Qualitative analysis resulted in 4 themes that revealed the important role of certain personal qualities...
A Profile of Adolescent Wellness: Implications for Working with a Help-Seeking Population
This study examined wellness profiles for 114 adolescents receiving counseling services at a local community mental health center. Participants were administered the Five Factor Wellness Inventory-Teenage Version and their responses were compared with...
Children and Chronic Sorrow: Reconceptualizing the Emotional Impact of Parental Rejection and Its Treatment
The concept of chronic sorrow offers afresh perspective for understanding the negative emotional impact of parental rejection on children. Additionally, it provides a clinical alternative to coercion for breaking through children's emotional defenses...
Ecosystemic Complexity Theory of Conflict: Understanding the Fog of Conflict
Counselors often engage in conflict mediation in professional practice. A model for understanding the complex and subtle nature of conflict resolution is presented. The ecosystemic complexity theory of conflict is offered to assist practitioners in...
Facilitating College Students' Authenticity and Psychological Well-Being through the Use of Mandalas: An Empirical Study
The purpose of this study was twofold: to examine the relationship between authenticity and psychological well-being, and to examine the effects of creating and interpreting mandalas on the levels of authenticity and psychological well-being of college...
Self-Determination Theory: The Importance of Autonomy to Well-Being across Cultures
According to proponents of self-determination theory, autonomous regulation is a universal psychological human need. Researchers have found autonomy (defined as acting in accordance with one's values) related to well-being across cultures. Encouraging...
Student Success Skills: An Evidence-Based School Counseling Program Grounded in Humanistic Theory
The Student Success Skills program is an evidence-based, counselor-led intervention founded on a variety of humanistic principles. Five studies and a recent meta-analysis provide evidence that integrating human potential practices into the school by...
Succeeding in School: The Online Reflections of Native American and Other Minority Students
This phenomenological study of students' online responses to the Succeeding in School program offers rare insight into how Native American and other minority students perceived and experienced their school environment. Students' strategies regarding...