Academic journal article Michigan Journal of Counseling

From the Editorial Desk

Academic journal article Michigan Journal of Counseling

From the Editorial Desk

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I am the new editor of the Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, formerly known as Dimensions of Counseling. The co-editors are Dr. Lisa Hawley, Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Oakland University, and Dr. Dan Lawrence, School Counselor at Chippewa Valley Schools. Although the name change is to highlight the Michigan Counseling Association, efforts will continue to encourage article submission from out of state. We see our mission as publishing articles that practitioners, graduate students, and counselor educators can use in the immediate present. Thus, articles focusing on strategies, treatment interventions, and case studies will be emphasized. We will still feature scholarly work relating to research and theory. We hope to include an article from a graduate student in future issues. In order to be accessible for direct contact, my cell phone number is 248875-3244. Contact me or the co-editors with your ideas and questions. It is our hope that we can continue the high quality level the previous editors accomplished. Please note the new editorial review board members. The first article is congruent with our practice emphasis.

The lead article, by Devika Dibya Choudhuri and Irene Mass Ametrano, examines career preparation for counselors. Career preparation for counselors is an important curriculum topic for counseling programs. Yet, often, the pedagogy for counselor career development is informal or an afterthought in counselor training. This article provides counselors guidelines on how to successfully present their skills and knowledge to employers. The authors offer insightful techniques to assist recent graduates and current students to navigate the marketplace. …

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