TCA Journal

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring

Approaches to Play Therapy: A Tabular Overview
Students and trainees often have questions regarding the contemporary approaches to play therapy, and many of these questions revolve around the similarities and differences between the various play therapy models. This article provides readers with...
A Resource for Addiction Counseling: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors in Texas
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and school counselors increasingly find themselves asked to work cooperatively with Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDCs) in a variety of work settings. This article addresses the scope of practice of...
Dismantling Eclectism: Choosing, Understanding, and Implementing a Legitimate Theory of Counseling
The demands of work environments to promote change with clients, coupled with the seemingly overwhelming nature of counseling theory, have resulted in idiosyncratic implementation of techniques borrowed from divergent theories of counseling (i.e., eclecticism)....
Factors Associated with the Inclusion of Managed Care Concepts in the Curricula of Master's Level Counselor Preparation Programs
A survey of 60 counselor preparation programs was conducted to determine to what degree the behavioral methodologies endorsed by managed care are included in the curricula. The majority of respondents indicated that community counseling programs provide...
Intuition: The Other Way of Knowing
The counseling literature has devoted little attention to discussion of the function of intuition in the process of therapeutic work. In this article, we explore intuition and encourage greater awareness of its place and role in counseling. We also provide...
Learning the Ropes: Challenges for Change
Challenge courses (often called Ropes courses) offer benefits to children and adolescents in an outdoor group setting. A description and historical background is given as well as typical settings in which this adventure-based counseling is currently...
Post-Termination Non-Sexual Dual Relationships: Dynamics and Assessment
According to the available research literature, mental health professionals have a difference of opinion regarding the ethical nature of post-termination non-sexual dual relationships. Despite evidence that these relationships are harmful to the client,...
Recipe for Good Life Cookies
Ingredients: * a giant-sized box of humor * a full gallon of encouragement * a container of skills, in the flavors of doing and thinking * vast amount of learning experiences * a generous dollop of religion * bushels and bushels of love * a bag of wacky...
Someone Should Have Known
Someone should have known! Disappearing childhood flying away in the afternoon and early evenings. The signs were all there: the long dresses, the matted hair, weight gain, isolation, sadness. The silent cries unheard. The battered spirit, black eyes,...
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