Journal of Mental Health Counseling

A professional journal covering the field of mental health counseling, from theory to research to practice. Publishes articles on current theory, therapeutic applications, original research, and professionalism. This is the official journal of the America

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, July

Assessment and Treatment of Adolescent Depression and Suicidality
Diagnosis of depression in adolescents can be difficult due to problems differentiating between the normal, transient difficulties and developmental issues that occur in this age group and depressive symptoms. However accurate and timely diagnosis...
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Forgiving: What Mental Health Counselors Are Telling Us
Forgiveness is a potentially significant modality for increasing well-being and improving interpersonal relationships. Results of a survey of 381 mental health counselors regarding attitudes and practices related to forgiveness revealed forgiveness...
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Mediation or Litigation with Abusing or Neglectful Families: Emerging Roles for Mental Health Counselors
Differing approaches to adjudicating abusive or neglectful parents have resulted in an expansion of practice opportunities for mental health counselors. In this article we describe the two most prevalent approaches practiced by court systems: (a) the...
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Screening Instruments for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
Clients presenting for mental health counseling frequently have co-existing or secondary substance-related disorders. The high prevalence of these disorders among mental health clients supports universal screening of clients. The authors describe the...
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Treatment Outcome of Four Rehabilitation Interventions for Persons with Serious Mental Illness
The differential impact of participating in one of four rehabilitation interventions (clubhouse model program, consumer self-help group, social-skills training, and vocational-skills training) among persons with serious and persistent mental illness...
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Understanding Stuttering and Counseling Clients Who Stutter
Stuttering is a complex and prevalent disorder that involves not only speech disfluency but also challenging psychological and interpersonal experiences for those who stutter. Difficulties are exacerbated by fluent speakers' misconceptions about stuttering...
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Utilizing Distance Technology for Mental Health Counseling
Distance counseling (telecounseling) is a method of service delivery with potential to supplement traditional mental health counseling. Background information on telecommunications technology is provided and discussed in relation to distance education...
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