International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling (Int J Adv Counsell)

Publisher: International Association for Counselling, Springer Verlag

Journal description

The International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling is published under the auspices of the International Round Table for the Advancement of Counselling and the International Association for Educational and Vocational guidance. The journal promotes the exchange of information about counselling activities throughout the world. Papers published in the journal are conceptual practical or research contributions providing an international perspective on the following areas: Theories and models of guidance and counselling Counsellor education and supervision State of the art reports on guidance and counselling in specific settings Special populations Special applications Counselling services in developing countries. The International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling publishes original articles major addresses and papers presented at the International Round Table for the Advancement of Counselling and other major international meetings and thematic reviews and discussions related to guidance and counselling.

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Website International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling website
Other titles International journal for the advancement of counselling (Online)
ISSN 0165-0653
OCLC 41568899
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Springer Verlag

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    ABSTRACT: Research reveals multiple academic, behavioral, and psychosocial benefits of participating in family meals. The studies also reveal an inverse relationship between family meals and high-risk behaviors among youth. Family meal participation provides opportunities for Positive Youth Development (PYD) an emergent prevention science framework that emphasizes strengths and contextual resources rather than deficits of youth. This article reviews and integrates data that demonstrate the precise ways in which family mealtime positively impacts youth developmental trajectories. It is also maintained that counseling professionals are well-positioned to implement public education prevention measures and to facilitate changes in policy and social norms that encourage regular family meal participation and advance PYD.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: In this qualitative inquiry, we studied the lived experiences of counselor trainees who participated in a short-term study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland. It was found that counselor trainees self-reported transformative growth as a result of their cultural immersion. Specifically, counselor trainees identified an increase in cultural self-awareness, other awareness, and global connection. The implications of applying transformative learning theory and the Multicultural Immersion Experience model to guide cultural immersion programs are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: This study documents various process elements of multicultural training from the perspective of counseling and counseling psychology students within the United States (US). Using a mixed-methods approach, findings indicate that racial group membership is an important variable that differentially impacts White students and students of Color while undertaking a multicultural counseling course. Results of a principal components analysis revealed four components associated with racial group membership, including negative racial experiences and salience of racial diversity. Findings from a grounded theory analysis identified five overarching themes including intense emotional experiences, representing one’s racial group, and issues of safety impacting course experience. Implications for training and future research are offered.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: School counselor training in Kenya is a relatively new phenomenon. This study examined Kenyan school counselors’ perceptions of the adequacy of their preparedness to perform their roles within the school setting. The survey was administered to 105 school counselors in four counties. The findings revealed that Kenyan school counselors perceived themselves as being adequately prepared; however, participants revealed deficiencies in their preparation and ability to deal with a wide range of student issues. Implications of these findings to the training of school counselors and counselor training programs are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: Many calls to action for promoting research with counselors-in-training and producing research-practitioners have been published over the past few decades (Balkin 2013; Granello and Granello 1998; Heppner and Anderson 1985), yet the research-practice gap remains. This article explores how qualitative research may help bridge that gap and offers suggestions for incorporating qualitative research activities into Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs’ (CACREP) core curriculum areas.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: A review of mental health counseling and therapy in Kuwait revealed that it is still in a developmental stage. While statistical data are lacking, there remains anecdotal evidence of growth since the mid-twentieth century, albeit with a setback as a consequence of the Iraqi invasion and its aftermath in the 1990s. Re-invigorated more recent growth indicates the need for and an interest in the field, even though psychiatric disorders are still highly stigmatized within Kuwait. The purpose of this paper is to outline how the counseling profession has developed to this point in Kuwait, what is being projected for its future development, and to make specific recommendations based on the perspective outlined.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: Career-related parental support plays an essential role in the process of promoting young people’s career development. Currently, research on career-related support from parents in China is still fairly limited; but at a time when the employment situation in China is changing rapidly, it is considered especially important to study this topic with reference to students attending Chinese vocational schools. This paper briefly summarizes some of the Western and Chinese research on career-related parental support, with a focus on identifying any differences between the two, as influenced by gender, socioeconomic status, or other factors. The literature was also examined for any longitudinal effects of career-related parental support on aspects of career development. Suggestions are provided for strategies to help promote this type of parental support in low socio-economic families where inappropriate expectations may prevail. Brief suggestions for future research and intervention are also provided.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: A grounded theory methodology was used to analyze articles and book chapters describing the development and practice of school-based counseling in 25 different countries in order to identify the factors that affect development and practice. An 11-factor analytic framework was developed. Factors include: Cultural Factors, National Needs, Larger Societal Movements, Models of School Counseling, Laws and Educational Policy, Characteristics of the Public Education System, The Counseling Profession, Research and Evaluation, Related Professions, Community Organizations or NGO Coalitions, and Local Stakeholder Perceptions. The utility of this analytic framework in promoting understanding of the development and practice of school-based counseling in individual countries and in facilitating comparative analyses across countries is illustrated.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: This article examines the effects of specific coping strategies on managing acculturative stress and acculturation of Asian international students, based on a sample of 220 Asian international students in the U.S. The data were analyzed with hierarchical multiple regression using Baron and Kenny’s (1986) mediation procedure. The results supported the notion of the mediating effects of task-oriented coping strategies, emotion-oriented coping strategies, and avoidance-oriented coping strategies on the relationship between acculturation and acculturative stress. Also, we found that emotion-oriented coping had a significant and positive relationship with acculturative stress. The implications and limitations of the study and recommendations for future research are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is promoted as a treatment of choice for adult depression in the developed world. In low- and middle-income countries (LAMICS), the standard treatment protocol is often adapted to meet the socio-cultural needs of the context. The authors conducted a systematic review of all controlled studies of culturally-adapted CBT involving adults with depression resident in LAMICS. The pooled mean effect size from 11 studies (n = 1602) was large, suggesting that CBT appears efficacious in treating depression in impoverished contexts. Specifically, treatments implemented with individuals were more successful than those administered to groups. Interventions employed by lay workers proved similarly successful. These results are encouraging, as the widespread adoption of CBT may potentially contribute to reducing the treatment gap for depression in resource-poor LAMICS.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: The study examined whether mental health stigma and self-concealment are uniquely related to various dimensions of attitudes toward seeking professional psychological services (i.e., help-seeking attitudes) in Latina/o college students. Data from 129 Latina/o undergraduates (76 % female) were used in the analysis. Results revealed that mental health stigma was a unique predictor of overall help-seeking attitudes. Mental health stigma was also significantly related to recognition of need for psychotherapeutic help, stigma tolerance, and interpersonal openness, but not to confidence in mental health practitioners. Self-concealment was uniquely related to stigma tolerance and interpersonal openness.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: The majority of existing studies on counselor development have concentrated on Western cultural contexts, and there is a marked scarcity of research on counselor development in non-Western settings like the Philippines. The current study investigates the stages and themes of professional development of Filipino counselors. Twenty-nine practicing counselors, whose ages ranged from 24 to 64 and who had from less than 1 year up to 40 years of experience, were requested to undertake individual interviews and focus group discussions. Using a grounded-theory approach, a four-stage model was derived that involved the following stages: exploration, equipping, comfortable practice, and renewal. Each stage is differentiated in terms of a) central task, b) definition of the stage, c) factors that influence development, d) level of self-confidence, e) manner of relating to clients, and f) counseling approach. Themes were also extracted from the narratives of the participants, which revolve around personal and professional integration, autonomy, and source of development and fulfillment. The implications of the results for theory and practice are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: This article explores the idea of the teaching alliance as a framework to help instructors of multicultural counseling courses advance student learning by attending to and strengthening the student-instructor relationship. To this end, and drawing on extant literature, two questions are conceptually addressed: (1) what relational qualities comprise the teaching alliance in a graduate-level multicultural class? and (2) what instructional strategies might help strengthen that alliance? The article concludes with a discussion of teaching considerations and directions for future research.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we investigated therapists’ beliefs about indicators of deception and attitudes toward client deception. We recruited interns and licensed psychologists from various accredited internship sites. They completed a demographics questionnaire, the Detection of Deception Questionnaire, and the Therapist Attitudes Toward Deception measure. The questionnaires measured therapists’ beliefs and attitudes towards client deception. The results indicated that therapists possessed a small number of accurate beliefs about indicators of deception and held a number of negative attitudes toward deceptive clients. Findings also revealed that therapists reported being deceptive with clients. Implications for training and practice are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
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    ABSTRACT: Over the past several decades international scholars primarily outside of professional counseling have begun shedding light on the restorative and wellness-fostering properties of the natural environment. EcoWellness, defined as respect, appreciation, and awe of nature resulting in feeling connected and experiencing wellness, was developed in counseling to begin the systematic study of nature in the helping professions. The 61-item Reese EcoWellness Inventory (REI) was developed to study this construct. Initial examination supports the reliability and some aspects of construct validity of the REI.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling