Journal of Counseling and Development : JCD

The Journal of Counseling & Development is a quarterly journal published by Long Island University in Brookville, N.Y. Founded in 1921, its subject is human development and counseling. Its audience is composed of academics, professional counselors and human resource professionals.

Articles from Vol. 88, No. 3, Summer

Advocacy and Empowerment in Parent Consultation Implications for Theory and Practice
Over the past 3 decades, the process of consultation has been reviewed and researched extensively (Brown, 2001; Dougherty, 2000; Kampwirth, 2003). As part of this growing body of literature, consultation with parents is receiving more attention as...
An Exploration of Counselor Experiences of Adolescents with Sexual Behavior Problems
Working with sex offenders is one of the most challenging tasks for counselors (Ennis & Horne, 2003; Farrenkopf, 1992); however, little has been written on the impact that such work has on counselors (Moulden & Firestone, 2007), particularly...
Dialogic Considerations of Confrontation as a Counseling Activity: An Examination of Allen Ivey's Use of Confronting as a Microskill
One conversational practice frequently cited in the counseling literature involves the counselor's use of confrontation with clients. Typically, this practice is used by counselors to point out client incongruencies, to draw attention to other ways...
Don C. Locke: A Profile in Leadership
Throughout his career, Don C. Locke has served as a leader in countless ways. His service to the field of counselor education and supervision and his role as an educator, mentor, and scholar are evidence of his commitment to the profession. In the...
Eating Disorders in African American Girls: Implications for Counselors
Eating disorders were once considered disorders that occurred most frequently among college-age, European American women of middle- and upper-class backgrounds (Smolak & Striegel-Moore, 2001; J. K. Thompson & Smolak, 2001). Recently, however,...
Emergent Characteristics of Effective Cross-Cultural Research: A Review of the Literature
Interest in how cultural differences affect the counseling process has been among the most important and innovative approaches to develop in the field of counseling and psychotherapy in the past 40 years. Multiculturalism, the culmination of this culturally...
Empathy: An Integral Model in the Counseling Process
In 1957, Carl Rogers published a classic and provocative article that identified empathy as an essential variable for engendering constructive personality change in the therapeutic process. Empathy, in addition to congruence and unconditional positive...
Enhancing Reflective Practice in Multicultural Counseling through Cultural Auditing
There is a plethora of writing in the area of multicultural counseling designed to convince the practitioner that attention to culture in counseling not only is important for effective practice but also is counselors' ethical obligation in terms of...
Female Intimate Partner Violence Survivors' Experiences with Accessing Resources
Intimate partner violence (IPV), defined as "physical, sexual, or psychological harm to a person by a current or former partner or spouse" ("Domestic Violence Awareness Month," 2005, p. 1041), is a major public health concern that disproportionately...
Identifying and Correctly Labeling Sexual Prejudice, Discrimination, and Oppression
Coined nearly 40 years ago, the word homophobia is arguably the most recognized term used to describe the marginalization and disenfranchisement of lesbians and gay men (Herek, 2000). Those who stigmatize homosexuality frame it as an individual pathology...
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Returning Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans: Implications for Assessment and Diagnosis
Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is a physical injury to the brain caused by blows or jolts to the head. It is a common battlefield injury for U.S. service members involved in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, with as much as 20% of soldiers having...
Nontenured Assistant Professors as American Counseling Association Division Presidents: The New Look of Leadership in Counseling
Leaders in the counseling profession attribute their leadership traits and abilities to professional role models in counseling, seized opportunities, professional passion, identity, and affiliation (Magnuson, Wilcoxon, & Norem, 2003). Black and...
Spirituality and Religiosity: Factors Affecting Wellness among Low-Income, Rural Women
Women compose more than half of all individuals living in poverty in the United States (U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA], n.d.). In rural communities, where poverty rates are higher than in the general population, more than 3.75 million women,...
The Black Student Experience at Predominantly White Colleges: Implications for School and College Counselors
The year 2005 marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) guaranteeing equal access to education for all Americans. In the 50 years since that landmark ruling, Blacks have made substantial gains...
The Process of Suicide Risk Assessment: Twelve Core Principles
Assessing an individual to determine level of suicide risk is one of the most difficult and challenging experiences a counselor can face. Almost all practicing counselors will encounter a suicidal client during their careers, and most, as many as 71%,...
Using a Multicultural Framework to Assess Supervisees' Perceptions of Culturally Competent Supervision
The area of multicultural counseling competence has received increased attention in the psychology literature over the past several years. Cultural competence in counseling has been defined as involving an awareness of one's own cultural assumptions...
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