Academic journal article Michigan Journal of Counseling

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Academic journal article Michigan Journal of Counseling

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Volume 40, Issue 2 of the Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory & Practice contains research and topics from counselors and counselor educators across the United States. The authors of the three articles in 40(2) have presented their research topics and ideas related to counseling special populations. It is necessary that counselors have a solid foundation in general counseling skills in order to effectively treat and build a therapeutic relationship with many clients. At the same time, it is important that counselors have a working understanding of the special treatment requirements and obstacles they may face when working with special counseling populations. The authors in this issue clearly delineate the unique needs of three special populations and have included innovative suggestions and ideas to best work with these populations.

In the first article, Killam, Roland, and Weber focus their research on ways in which school counselors can effectively integrate violence prevention programs on school campuses. Killam, Roland, and Weber shed light on the ongoing school violence issue that many school counselors and communities across the United States face on a daily basis. The authors found those middle school students who participated in a violence prevention program reported a decrease in aggressive behaviors and an increase in healthy problem solving skills. …

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