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. 29, No. 1, January

A Narrative Approach to Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Narrative therapy is proposed as an effective treatment for body dysmorphic disorder A case example illustrates the clinical application. Implications for the theory and practice of body dysmorphic disorder are considered. Body dysmorphic disorder...
Assessing Suicide Risk in Children: Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Interviewing
Although suicide is considered a leading cause of death for all age groups, resources and recommendations regarding methods of assessment of suicide risk in children appears to be scattered across related disciplines. Most risk assessment measures...
Confronting the Realities of Volunteering for a National Disaster
Responding to a national appeal for mental health volunteers to assist with disaster relief efforts is an altruistic act. However, the reality of the actual work of a mental health volunteer can be jarring. In the coarse of providing services to traumatized...
Disaster Response and the Mental Health Counselor
The events of September 11, 2001, the Asian Tsunami of 2004 resulting from the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, and the devastation resulting from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have increased our awareness of the need for trained mental health counselors able...
Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA) consists of a systematic set of helping actions aimed at reducing initial post-trauma distress and supporting short- and long-term adaptive functioning. Designed as an initial component of a comprehensive disaster/trauma...
Sanctioned Supervision: Voices from the Experts
This qualitative study took an initial step in gathering ideas from professionals and academics in the counseling field regarding the efficacy of sanctioned supervision as an intervention for counselor impairment. The results of the focus group suggest...