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Inescapable Self-Disclosure: The Lived Experiences of Pregnant Counselors Working With Sexual Offenders

By Angie D. Cartwright, Jennafer Mountain, Natalya A. Lindo and Samuel K. Bore This phenomenological study examined the lived experiences of female counselors ( N = 13) who provided sex offender counseling services throughout their pregnancies. Through analysis of individual interviews,...


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The Relationship Between Counseling, Social Support, and Depression in Mothers of Fragile Families

By Megan E. Delaney Little is known about the treatment of depression in the mothers of fragile families. Data from three waves of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study (N = 3,003) were used to examine the effect of counseling and social support on depression in mothers in fragile...


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Counselor Allegiance and Client Expectancy in Neuroscience-Informed Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: A 12-Month Qualitative Follow-Up

By @Thom Field , @Eric Beeson , @Laura Jones , and @Raissa Miller This article presents summative findings from a 12-month multiphase mixed-methods pilot study examining counselor and client perceptions of neuroscience-informed cognitive-behavior therapy (nCBT) following clinical...


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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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Narrative Family Therapy: Practical Techniques for More Effective Work with Couples and Families

By Eric G. Suddeath, Alexandria K. Kerwin and Suzanne M. DuggerThis article provides counselors with an introduction to the knowledge and skills involved in providing narrative family therapy (NFT). Following an overview of the theoretical foundations undergirding this therapeutic approach, a...


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Monitoring the Counseling Relationship and Client Progress as Alternatives to Prescriptive Empirically Supported Therapies

By Gregory T. HatchettMany insurance companies and professional organizations have increasingly stipulated that mental health professionals use interventions that have been classified as empirically supported therapies (ESTs). Though the EST movement aims to provide clinicians with...


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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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Detrimental Association: An Epistemological Connection of Dysfunction Within and Across Paradigms

By Jeffrey M. Warren and R. Rocco Cottone The notion of common factors in counseling and psychotherapy theory is not new. This article contends that detrimental associations are the root of dysfunction and are common to all theories of counseling and psychotherapy. The article defines...


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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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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...