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. 1, Winter

A Mixed Methodological Analysis of the Role of Culture in the Clinical Decision-Making Process
Continued demographic shifts in the U.S. population whereby the proportion of racial/ethnic minorities is increasing (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000), coupled with more attention to social injustices for typically oppressed groups (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities,...
A Phenomenological Exploration of the Experiences of Dual-Career Lesbian and Gay Couples
A central model for career counseling has been the trait and factor approach with its emphasis on matching people and work. Zunker (2006) noted that this approach severely limits factors that can be considered in an individual's career. He emphasized...
Cognitive Complexity among Practicing Counselors: How Thinking Changes with Experience
Cognitive complexity, broadly defined, is the ability to absorb, integrate, and make use of multiple perspectives. Individuals using cognitively complex perspectives ask questions, admit uncertainty, examine their own beliefs, tolerate ambiguity, listen...
Consequences of the Postmodernist Vision: Diversity as the Guiding Value for the Counseling Profession
One of the characteristic features of intellectual history is that new paradigms occasionally intrude on and disrupt long-standing ideological traditions. Indeed, there are signs within the counseling profession that the rumblings of a new paradigm...
Counseling in Italy
The counseling profession in Italy is in a very early stage of development. Even though there are counselors practicing in Italy, currently, there are no university academic programs at any level for the preparation. Professional counselor associations...
Counseling in Malaysia: History, Current Status, and Future Trends
Malaysia, a former British colony, achieved independence in 1957. The country has since grown manifold in terms of population, economy, and international recognition. Counseling in Malaysia has also grown through the course of time. Crucial groundwork...
Counseling in Mexico History, Current Identity, and Future Trends
The origins of counseling in Mexico are associated with the development of similar disciplines concerned with the general improvement of mental health and the treatment of its disorders, namely, disciplines such as medicine and psychology. Historically,...
Filial Therapy and Hispanic Values: Common Ground for Culturally Sensitive Helping
Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States. For example, by 2030, Hispanics will account for 46% of the population in Texas (Llagas & Snyder, 2003; Murdock, 2001). In the United States, numerous indicators...
Fortid, Nutid, Fremtid (Past, Present, Future): Professional Counseling in Denmark
In the 21st century, the impact of professional counselors reaches far beyond the borders of any nation or continent; furthermore, mental health professionals are seeking to connect and learn from their colleagues all over the world. Denmark is...
Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting Mixed Research in the Field of Counseling and Beyond
To identify a mixed method study (hereinafter referred to as either a mixed research study or mixed research), Tashakkori and Creswell (2007) documented seven indicators, stating that a study can be considered as representing mixed research if one...
International Counseling Introduction
The growth of counseling around the world is one of the major and most exciting emerging trends in the counseling profession. Although it was once thought to be primarily a U.S. phenomenon, other countries located on virtually every continent are developing...
Men as Allies: The Efficacy of a High School Rape Prevention Intervention
Traditional approaches to rape prevention that seek to motivate behavior change among males by focusing almost exclusively on the perpetrator's behavior and highlighting the consequences of abusive behavior have had mixed results (Lonsway, 1996; Schewe,...
Professional Counseling in Romania: An Introduction
Throughout the history of the Journal of Counseling & Development and its predecessor, The Personnel and Guidance Journal, there have been examples of articles describing professional counseling in countries other than the United States (e.g.,...
School Counseling in Lebanon: Past, Present, and Future
Lebanon is a small country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea populated by approximately 4 million people, of which 96,000 are students (K-12) and 78,644 (Centre de Recherche et de Developpement Pedagogiques [CRDP], 2007) are school teachers....
The Development of Professional Counseling in Botswana
After decades of colonial rule by Europeans, many countries in Africa gained independence beginning in the 1960s. Since that time, many of these countries have struggled to develop political and economic stability. In much of the continent, that struggle...
The Path from Identity Commitments to Adjustment: Motivational Underpinnings and Mediating Mechanisms
Erikson (1968) highlighted the central role of identity formation in contributing to well-being in late adolescence. In light of social-structural changes in contemporary Western societies, the task of identity formation has been extended into emerging...
The Trajectory of Counseling in China: Past, Present, and Future Trends
Boasting a booming economy and having showcased itself to the world as the host of the 2008 Olympic Games, China is poised to become one of the most powerful nations in the world. Signs of economic progress abound in the massive urban centers. As part...
Troubled Ruminations about Parents Conceptualization and Validation with Emerging Adults
Just as Erikson (1950, 1968) was concerned about adolescence and the lengthening of the adolescent period in his time, so too are many theorists and researchers today concerned about a newly titled and likewise lengthening stage of the life cycle--emerging...

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