Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development

A scholarly journal devoted to the development of humanistic counseling and education practices in schools. Publishes original research and critical reviews emphasizing innovative programs and practices that promote tolerance, nurture diversity, and uphol

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 2, Fall

A Brief Group Counseling Model to Increase Resiliency of Students with Mild Disabilities. (Practice and Application)
School counselors often provide counseling services for special education students. The author presents a model for a brief counseling group that focuses on the development of resiliency in middle school students with mild disabilities. **********...
An Assessment of Resources for Counselor Coping and Recovery in the Aftermath of Client Suicide
The authors report on interviews with counselors who had faced the crisis of client suicide about accessibility and utility of resources for coping and recovery. All identified resources were rated as potentially useful, but their utility was sometimes...
Empowering Peers to Prevent Youth Violence
An examination of peer-on-peer abuse (e.g., bullying, harassment) and peer-on-self abuse (e.g., suicide, self-mutilation) prevention programs identified more effective ways to involve youth in similar programs. Stronger programs emphasized youth...
Holding Up Half the Sky: Women and Psychological Resistance
The authors present a psychological resistance model, based on the 7 principles of the Nguzo Saba, for women across race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and class. Two forms of resistance, optimal and suboptimal, are described. Case studies...
Humane Education and Humanistic Philosophy: Toward a New Curriculum
The authors argue that humane education should be an integral part of humanistic philosophy. They outline 2 key components of a humane education: (a) an understanding of the sociological and psychological dimensions of animal abuse and (b) the cultivation...
In Defense of TJ's Mother: Neonaticide and the Implications for Counselors
Neonaticide is the murder of an infant within 24 hours following birth. As the primary counselor for a woman charged with neonaticide, the writer reviews the research found in forensic and legal writings and examines the psycholegal issues underlying...
Social Responsibility: A Cautionary Tale for Counselors
The counseling profession can benefit from study of the changes in teacher certification when expediency has been a priority and standards have been altered or even eliminated in moves to place persons called "teachers" in classrooms. Maintaining...
The Function of Meaning and Purpose for Individual Wellness
The authors review the literature on meaning and purpose in life as it relates to models of individual wellness. An overview of wellness models illustrates the importance of a sense of meaning to wellness. Suggestions are provided for how counselors...
The Occurrence of Behaviors Associated with Sixteen Character Values. (Articles)
The authors describe a process for measuring behaviors associated with 16 character values. Using the process described in the article, school officials and counselors can determine character values to target and can determine from scores generated...
Voices of Violence: A Study of Male Adolescent Aggression
This article acknowledges the need for multiple approaches in understanding the problem of adolescent male aggression and seeks to add to the research on this topic by analyzing information obtained from interviews with 15 aggressive boys and outlining...
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