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Five Efficacious Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Empirical Review

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is known to be a debilitating disorder and for some a lifelong complaint. Although there are many treatment options, determining which treatments are not only recommended but show high efficacy rates is vital for clinicians. This review examines current...


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Older Adults and Integrated Health Settings: Opportunities and Challenges for Mental Health Counselors

By Jill S. Goldsmith and Sharon E. Robinson KurpiusThe growing number of older adults and the increasing recognition and growth of integratedhealth teams are creating expanded career opportunities for mental health counselors (MHCs). Collaborative integrated teams, staffed with medical personnel...


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The New ABCs: A Practitioner's Guide to Neuroscience-Informed Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

By Thomas A. Field, Eric T. Beeson and Laura K. JonesCognitive-behavioral therapy models are evolving to take into account the impact of physiological responses on client distress and the secondary role of conscious cognitions and beliefs in perpetuating distress and dysfunction. This article...


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Finding Resilience: The Mediation Effect of Sense of Community on the Psychological Well-Being of Military Spouses

By Mei-Chuan Wang, Pius N. Nyutu, Kimberly K. Tran and Angela SpearsThe goal of this study was to identify positive factors that increase the psychological well-being of military spouses in the areas of environmental mastery. We proposed that positive affect and social support from family and...


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The Voice of William Glasser: Accessing the Continuing Evolution of Reality Therapy

By Robert E. WubboldingOn August 23, 2013, the voice of William Glasser, MD, became silent. His life was characterized by his mission of teaching the ever-evolving ideas originating in his work in corrections and mental health. He taught what he called “internal controls”: Although human beings...


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Supervisors’ Suggestions for Enhancing Counseling Regulatory Boards’ Sanctioned Supervision Practices

By Victoria E. Kress, Rachel M. O’Neill, Jake J. Protivnak and Nicole A. StargellRegulatory board-sanctioned supervision is intended to enhance the practice of disciplinedcounselor licensees and to protect the public. A qualitative research design was used to assess the perceptions of four...


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Comparison of Coping, Stress, and Life Satisfaction Between Taiwanese and U.S. College Students

By Philip B. Gnilka, Jeffrey S. Ashby, Kenneth B. Matheny, Y. Barry Chung and Yuhsuan ChangMeasures of coping resources, perceived stress, and life satisfaction were used to compare 120 Taiwanese men, 387 Taiwanese women, 114 U.S. women, and 264 U.S. men currently in college. While no...


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Evidenced-Based Relationship Practice: Enhancing Counselor Competence

By John Sommers-FlanaganDefining mental health counselor competence is difficult. Unfortunately, professional definitions of competence often rely on abstract knowledge that is difficult for counselors to apply. This article highlights the history and terminology associated with the evidence...