Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy

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ISSN / EISSN : 2326-716X / 2326-7178
Published by: Informa UK Limited (10.1080)
Total articles ≅ 122
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Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy pp 1-12;

Counseling and other related mental health workers are relatively new professionals in developing countries like Vietnam. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health needs of the general Vietnamese population have soared significantly, while the counseling resources are limited. Still, this circumstance can create opportunities for professional counselor to advocate for the counseling profession in Vietnam. This paper aims to: (1) analyze current mental health practices and the state of the counseling profession in Vietnam as well as the emerging needs during COVID-19, (2) explore current modalities of professional advocacy, and (3) discuss the implications of professional advocacy for counseling and counselor in the context of Vietnam.
, Kristie Opiola, Aliya Subhit, Catherine T. Kelly, Angela Pezzella
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy pp 1-16;

We examined the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on counselors-in-trainings’ (CIT; N = 139) perceived wellness and burnout and the mitigating role of social support. Participants indicated high exposure to ACEs, high levels of burnout, and low levels of wellness. Implications for counseling training programs are discussed.
, Kok-Mun Ng
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy pp 1-13;

Despite the recent increased attention in professional identity in the counseling profession, the literature on professional identity development (PID) of master’s students is limited. As such, we designed a cross-sectional, correlational study to examine whether training environment, advisor-advisee relationship, and online versus on-ground learning delivery could predict students’ PID. We recruited 229 students from CACREP-accredited programs to complete a web-based survey. Bivariate correlation results showed that master’s-level counseling students who reported higher levels of satisfaction in their advisor-advisee relationship and a stronger training environment reported higher levels of professional identity. Regression results further showed that the combined study predictors significantly accounted for 9% of the variance of their professional identity (PI). Only the advisor-advisee relationship and the number of courses students had taken contributed uniquely to the students’ PI. Implications on the criticality to consider ecological influences when understanding students’ PID is discussed.
, Susannah M. Wood
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy pp 1-11;

This study examined the relationship between counseling trainees’ professional identity development and their social justice engagement. Data collected from counseling master’s students in CACREP-accredited programs were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression. Results indicated that counseling trainees’ professional identity predicted their social justice engagement. Recommendations for developing counseling trainees’ professional identity and counseling competencies are suggested.
, Harvey C. Peters, , Melissa Luke
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy pp 1-16;

Leadership as part of school counselor competence remains under-addressed in supervision. Grounded in prior research models, we introduce the Model for Supervision of School Counseling Leadership (MSSCL) which is a 10 x three x three framework. We provide examples for each of the 90 different leadership x Focus x Role combinations through an appendix that can be used in supervision, discuss the use of the MSSCL, and identify implications for practice, training, and future research.
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, Volume 9, pp 57-70;

There is a lack of research within the counseling profession that addresses EcoWellness or the impacts of climate change on mental health. Although climate change has consequences for every individual no matter their background, professional counselors have generally been absent from advocacy or leadership initiatives related to climate change or sustainability. This article provides an overview of the impacts of climate change on mental health and proposes the argument that professional counselors should be on the frontlines of climate advocacy and leadership. Further, a discussion of different avenues of leadership and advocacy is presented, along with suggested models of leadership.
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, Volume 9, pp 71-85;

We investigated psychological capital (PsyCap) as an antecedent of servant leadership. Findings show that PsyCap was a strong predictor of servant leadership, particularly in counseling students when compared to experienced counseling professionals. Suggestions to develop servant leadership in counseling students, counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors are discussed.
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, Volume 9, pp 3-20;

Black women and infants are up to 3.5 times more likely to die due to birth-related complications than their White and Hispanic counterparts. Research points to complex racial and social inequities, including inadequate perinatal mental health care, as primary contributors to the gap in birth outcomes. During pregnancy, untreated perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are associated with adverse birth outcomes and, therefore, contribute to increased mortality and morbidity risks for Black mothers and their infants. Cultural competency is empirically supported as a framework for reducing racial health disparities. Professional counselors are well-positioned to play a vital role in addressing perinatal mental health disparities impacting Black women. This article provides a contextual overview of the intersecting perinatal medical and mental health disparities affecting Black women and discusses implications for counselor advocacy.
Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, Volume 9, pp 45-56;

Gun violence within the United States has become a public health crisis, negatively impacting the wellness of individuals and communities. While professional counseling associations have called upon members to advocate against gun violence, the literature remains sparse. Furthermore, activism can impede counselor wellness, thus, increased self-care and wellness promotion practices are needed. For these reasons, we propose the combined use of the ACA Advocacy Competencies and CSI Wellness Competencies for counselors advocating against gun violence.
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