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. 80, No. 4, Fall

Advocacy for Counseling and Counselors: A Professional Imperative. (Practice & Theory)
Lee (1998) defined advocacy as "the process or act of arguing or pleading for a cause or proposal" (p. 8). Within this context, he recommended that counselors become agents of social change, intervening not just in the lives of their clients but...
American Counseling Association: The 50th Year Celebration of Excellence. (Profiles)
A world-recognized professional counseling organization, the American Counseling Association (ACA) of 2002 has more than 55,000 members; 16 divisions and 2 organizational affiliates; 4 regional associations; and 56 branches, partners, and related...
A Model of Depression in Adult Children of Alcoholics and Nonalcoholics. (Research)
In the last two decades, the knowledge base about the physical and psychological concerns experienced by adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) has expanded rapidly. Much of the early literature was clinically based and anecdotal in nature. Empirical...
An Assessment-Based Model for Counseling Strategy Selection. (Practice & Theory)
There has been a resurgence of dialogues about the utility of research for practical applications of counseling; these have been strongly influenced by findings identifying common factors across therapies that strongly predict outcomes (see Lambert...
An Ecological View of Attachment Theory: Implications for Counseling. (Trends)
Family counselors, school counselors, and other human helpers who work with children share a common lament, that if only parents would be more involved with their children, children would do better and their psychosocial development would be improved....
Effects of High School Course-Taking and Other Variables on Choice of Science and Mathematics College Majors. (Research)
The course-taking behavior of high school students in science and mathematics has been a particular focus of educators, researchers, and professional counselors for several years. Davenport and colleagues (1998) cited three main reasons for this...
Hope-Focused and Forgiveness-Based Group Interventions to Promote Marital Enrichment. (Research)
One of the challenges for mental health professionals today is finding meaningful ways to intervene in situations in which prevention may be all that is necessary, extensive counseling may not be feasible, or potential clients are resistant to engaging...
Learning Journals as a Counseling Strategy. (Practice & Theory)
The effects of counseling have been subject to extensive examination including the meta-analyses of Lipsey and Wilson (1993) and Matt and Navarro (1997). The results of these analyses demonstrated the positive effects of counseling interventions...
Maintaining Hope in the Face of Evil. (Trends)
Maintaining Hope in the Face of Evil" is my review of two articles published in the Monitor, a publication of the American Psychological Association: "Opposing Terrorism by Understanding the Human Capacity for Evil" by Zimbardo (2001) and "Amid...
Quality of Life of Persons with Medical Illnesses: Counseling's Holistic Contribution. (Practice & Theory)
Anyone who has ever been touched, either personally or through someone they cared about, with a serious medical diagnosis (e.g., cancer, IDS, heart disease, kidney failure) knows the extent of the psychological, emotional, and spiritual impact of...
Separation-Individuation, Adult Attachment Style, and College Adjustment. (Research)
Separation-individuation is a normative developmental task that is presumed to have significant adaptational consequences for adolescents and young adults. Although this process has been variously conceived in both the evolving object relations...
Social Isolation of Youth at Risk: Conceptualizations and Practical Implications. (Practice & Theory)
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. --Aristotle Dependence on the support of others begins at conception, but even as people become increasingly self-sufficient, they continue to require assistance from...
The Transracial Adoption Debate: Counseling and Legal Implications. (Practice & Theory)
Adoption is often seen as a viable alternative to ensure that children who have been permanently placed in foster care will have a stable home of their own. Moreover, numerous scholars have noted that the numbers of children nationwide in need of...
Validity of the Suicide Assessment Checklist in an Emergency Crisis Center. (Assessment & Diagnosis)
The rate of suicide in the United States continues to be a major problem to be addressed within the field of mental health (e.g., United States Public Health Service, 1999) and an issue that significantly affects the general mental health treatment...
White Racial Identity Attitudes and the Ego Defense Mechanisms Used by White Counselor Trainees in Racially Provocative Counseling Situations. (Research)
Only recently have scholars in the area of multicultural counseling recognized the limited scope of counselor training programs in preparing White counselor trainees to work with clients from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds (Helms & Cook,...
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