Academic journal article Journal of Counseling and Development : JCD

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Journal of Counseling and Development : JCD

Editor's Note

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Periodically, the Journal of Counseling & Development receives submissions in which the manuscripts include content that would likely be construed as controversial. Specifically, manuscripts related to the counseling profession, professional identity, diversity, and social justice may fall into this realm. As editor, I believe that manuscripts focused on controversial topics that maintain a scholarly tone, are academically rigorous, and are specifically related to the counseling profession should be given serious consideration for publication in the flagship journal of the counseling profession. The initial three articles in this issue have achieved this standard and focus on programs that are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in faith-based institutions that use statements that are nonaffirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. The process of compiling the initial articles included a blind review of Smith and Okech's lead article. Because the article received favorable reviews, I consulted with the authors to allow for a response and invited James Sells, who had recently presented at an American Counseling Association (ACA) conference about CACREP-accredited programs from religious institutions. …

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