Journal of Mental Health Counseling

A professional journal covering the field of mental health counseling, from theory to research to practice. Publishes articles on current theory, therapeutic applications, original research, and professionalism. This is the official journal of the America

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, January

A Different Approach: Applying a Wellness Paradigm to Adolescent Female Delinquents and Offenders. (Theory)
Recent epidemiological and survey research indicates that the incidence of delinquency among adolescent females is increasing. Existing treatment programs based primarily in research on males, fail to consider the unique developmental needs of females...
Examining Individualism, Collectivism, and Self-Differentiation in African American College Women. (Research)
This study examined aspects of individualism, collectivism, and self-differentiation in 123 African American women attending a predominantly White university. Specifically, the study explored the relationship between Triandis's (1995) model of horizontal...
Exercise as a Counseling Intervention. (Theory)
The focus of wellness counseling is to guide individuals to live a healthy life in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated in order to experience fulfillment and happiness. Exercise undoubtedly has physical and psychological benefits in the human...
Hope, Laughter, and Humor in Residents and Staff at an Assisted Living Facility. (Research)
Possessing hope and utilizing laughter and humor to cope with life's stressors and losses are especially important to elderly people as they experience a decline in their independence. In this study, hope levels and laughter and humor experiences of...
In-Home Treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder in a Therapeutic Foster Care System: A Case Example. (Practice)
When trauma precedes a child's placement in the foster care system, it can lead to lasting mental health difficulties. Often, children who experience extreme, chronic trauma prior to age 5 develop Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). However, the diagnosis...
The Decision to Remain Single: Implications for Women across Cultures. (Theory)
Greater numbers of heterosexual women are choosing to never marry. The decision to remain single or indefinitely postpone marriage seeking may be perceived as different from many within the individual's family or social group. The purpose of this discussion...

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