Volume 6- Issue 1

January 2017

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Counselors’ Perceptions of Online and Face to Face Counseling

Pages: 1-17

Face-to-face counseling is no longer the only accepted method of delivery for professional counselors. Online counseling has increasingly become a viable option for the delivery of mental health care. Professional counselors face challenges related to their own personal attitudes, and finding a balance with skills that benefits their clients. In this study, data were collected from practicing counselors regarding their personal perceptions of online and face-to-face counseling practices. Survey respondents included professional counselors in K-12 educational settings and in private practice who have graduated from educational counseling graduate programs. Data collection and analyses were conducted to determine professional perceptions of the value of online counseling as compared to face-to-face counseling from the perspective of the professional counselor working in the field.

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Development of the Career Adaptability Scale for Psychological Counsellors

Pages: 18-29

This study aims to develop the career adaptability scale for counsellors. This study was carried out with 22-28 aged psychological counsellors and psychological counselling and guidance program’s undergraduate students. Exploratory and confirmatory factor, validity, reliability analysis were used. Career Future Inventory and Career Adapt-Abilities Scale were used for scale validity. According to results, the scale has four dimensions with 61.27% explained variance. The dimensions of the scale are exploration of individual and group counselling, career planning; career related self-exploration and exploration of educational counselling. The scale yielded positive relationship with Career Future Inventory (r = 0.48) and Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (r = 0.62). The career adaptability scale was found valid and reliable.

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Sexual Abuse with Children: Educator Infractions and Counseling Considerations

Pages: 30-40

Sexual abuse of children by teachers represents a critical problem. In fact, it has been suggested that approximately 9.6% of children in grades 8 to 11 report unwanted teacher sexual misconduct, with more then 3.5 million students reporting inappropriate sexual contact with educators. Within schools, then, the issues are profound and the implications for counseling both children and teachers significant. This paper examines the issues.

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