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. 31, No. 1, January

An Ounce of Prevention: An Associate Editor's View
It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the new associate editor of research for the Journal of Mental Health (JMHC) and to continue working with such distinguished colleagues as Drs. James Rogers, Loreto Prieto, and Victoria Kress. I have had the...
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Comprehensive Program Development in Mental Health Counseling: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
With increasing emphasis on the use of evidence-based practices and efficient clinical operations, mental health counselors must be competent in comprehensive clinical program development that covers program design, implementation, and sustainability....
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Differences in Mental Health Counselors' Diagnoses Based on Client Race: An Investigation of Adjustment, Childhood, and Substance-Related Disorders
This study of mental health counselors' diagnoses of African-American and Euro-American clients (N=899) found that African-Americans were diagnosed disproportionately more often with disruptive behavior disorders whereas Euro-Americans were diagnosed...
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"It Was like a Partnership of the Two of Us against the Cutting": Investigating the Counseling Experiences of Young Adult Women Who Self-Injure
Self-injury is an increasing phenomenon among young adult women. This qualitative study explored the counseling experiences of 10 young adult women with a history of self-injurious behavior: It examined the nature of the client-counselor relationship...
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The Role of Help and Hope in Prevention and Early Intervention with Suicidal Adolescents: Implications for Mental Health Counselors
The role of help and hope as protective factors in prevention and early intervention with suicidal adolescents is examined Hope is a forward-looking attitude serving as a buffer against suicide. Help reflects the belief and reality that there is a...
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Transgenerational Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse: Reconceptualizing Cases Involving Young Survivors of CSA
While current research on child sexual abuse (CSA) has delineated the immediate and long-term effects of sexual trauma, little has been written about intergenerational influences on the presence and etiology of CSA among young children. Dass-Brailsford...
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Understanding Suicidal Behavior in the Military: An Evaluation of Joiner's Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior in Two Case Studies of Active Duty Post-Deployers
Suicide in the military is a growing concern. We reviewed empirical studies and used two case studies to illustrate the potential explanatory role of Joiner's (2005) interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior: The theory posits that three...
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