Rebecca G. Cowan

Rebecca G. Cowan
Walden University

Doctor of Philosophy

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27
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Additional affiliations
July 2019 - present
Walden University
Position
  • Professor
November 2014 - January 2018
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Position
  • Managing Director
January 2009 - present
Old Dominion University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
August 2008 - August 2010
Old Dominion University
Field of study
  • Counselor Education and Supervision
August 2006 - May 2008
Regent University
Field of study
  • Mental Health Counseling
August 2002 - May 2006
Old Dominion University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (27)
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Mass casualty incidents, particularly mass shootings, are a serious issue in the United States. These incidents have increased over the past two decades and more than 32 public mass shootings have occurred since 2016, with approximately 12.8 incidents occurring each year. Since 1966, there have been over 1,202 fatalities and countless injuries due...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to provide mental health practitioners with a framework for conceptualizing individuals who may be at risk of targeted violence, mass shootings in particular. Design/methodology/approach Through the lens of the Path to Intended Violence model, a non-experimental descriptive design was chosen to explore the char...
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The 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida reignited a discourse about safety and prevention that often follows such tragedies. Using a case study approach, we analyze the events leading up to the shooting (via official records from law enforcement and the shooting's review commission) to identify missed opp...
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The purpose of this study is to examine how recent incidents of planned mass violence in high schools within the United States were successfully averted. Using the Averted School Violence database, this study utilizes a mixed-methods content analysis approach to analyze 82 incidents of averted mass violence in high schools that occurred post-Columb...
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Sexual assault is a prevailing problem for active duty women in the United States military. We explore the unique nature of military culture and explain the military's dual pathway process for reporting sexual assault. In addition, we describe, in depth, evidence-based theoretical approaches applicable for counselors to use in their work with femal...
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This study explores the types and frequencies of ethical violations brought forth before the Virginia Board of Counseling for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) between 1999-2019. In addition, it examines sanctioning patterns by the Virginia Board of Counseling between 1999-2019. Discussion cen...
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The purpose of this generic qualitative study was to explore the experiences of 10 licensed clinicians who have provided services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer populations (LGBQ) who are survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). After the data was collected, transcribed, and coded, five main themes emerged from this study: (1) past exper...
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Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Defense shows military spouse suicide to be an imminent concern for the U.S. military. Currently, there is an absence of research in the counseling profession related to suicide prevention and intervention for this population. Therefore, this qualitative phenomenological study explored the perceptions...
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a correlation between the attachment style, self‐esteem, and psychological well‐being of women ages 25–55 whose fathers were absent during childhood. Results indicated a statistically significant correlation between attachment style and self‐esteem. Implications for practice are provided.
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The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) emphasizes Interprofessional Practice (IPP) and is quickly becoming the standard model of care within primary care medicine. As the landscape of primary care medicine changes toward this comprehensive and patient-focused model, medical education will need to follow suit and incorporate the theoretical, clini...
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Parental involvement is vital in helping students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) perform successfully in schools. Often, low-income families are not involved in their children's education. Therefore, the school counselor's role in partnering with families of students with ADHD to work for their children's academic and social s...
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As a result of the rapid growth of the geriatric population, there may be more individuals within this age group seeking assistance from human service practitioners (HSPs). Therefore, HSPs must be knowledgeable and comfortable working with individuals within this population. The National Standards put forth by the Council for Standards in Human Ser...
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Increasing rates of compassion fatigue among human service practitioners (HSPs) have wide ranging consequences for the practitioner, the client, and the field of human services. In addition to high turnover rates or the HSP’s early departure from the field, compassion fatigue can also cause serious harm to the client as well as the client/helper re...
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The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship among counselors’ self-reported multicultural counseling competence and their attitudes of the geriatric population. A statistically significant negative correlation was found between participants’ attitudes of the geriatric population and their self-reported multicultural counseling comp...
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This phenomenological study explored the experiences and needs of 11 individuals of the homeless population. Results revealed 5 themes: need for employment, perceptions of needs, perceptions of programs and shelters, coping mechanisms, and perceptions of treatment. Counseling implications for practice are discussed.Este estudio fenomenológico explo...
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Inhalant and prescription medication abuse, particularly among adolescents, are serious problems in our society. Several risk factors associated with inhalant and medication abuse among adolescents have been identified. As a result, adolescents may suffer multiple consequences in a range of developmental areas. The purpose of this article is to exa...
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Given the increasing popularity of narrative and collaborative therapies, this article undertakes an examination of the postmodern theory underlying these therapies. This consideration gives particular attention to issues of power and knowledge in therapeutic practice, examined both within clients' narratives and within the therapeutic alliance. Im...
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This study examined the content of email messages to the listserv “CESNET-L” in order to identify trends, common themes, and “hot topics;” to clarify its purpose; and to offer suggestions for the future of CESNET-L and similar email lists in higher education. CESNET-L is an unmoderated listserv mostly used by counselor educators and doctoral studen...
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Mistreatment of older adults is commonplace. These individuals are subjected to abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect. The authors present an overview of the literature concerning mistreatment, with an emphasis on clinical, ethical, and legal considerations. Methods are proposed for prevention, including counselor education, advocacy, and coun...

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