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COUN 6100 Required Course Readings

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Astramovich, R. L., & Coker, J. K. (2007). Program evaluation: The accountability bridge model for counselors. Journal of Counseling & Development, 85(2), 162–172.

Baird, K., & Kracen, A. C. (2006). Vicarious traumatization and secondary traumatic stress: A research synthesis. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 19(2), 181–188.

Bradley, L. J., Sexton, T. L., & Smith, H. B. (2005). The American Counseling Association Practice Research Network (ACA-PRN): A new research tool. Journal of Counseling & Development, 83(4), 488–491.

Braun, S. A., & Cox, J. A. (2005). Managed Mental Health Care: Intentional Misdiagnosis of Mental Disorders. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83(4), 425-433.

Bufford, R. K. (2008). Case studies: Escape from Alcatraz: Finding safety and peace. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 27(1), 66–72.

Colangelo, J. J. (2009). The American Mental Health Counselors Association: Reflection on 30 historic years. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(2), 234–240.

Cummins, P. N., Massey, L., & Jones, A. (2007). Keeping ourselves well: Strategies for promoting and maintaining counselor wellness. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 46(1), 35–49.

Eriksen, K., & Kress, V. E. (2006). The DSM and the Professional Counseling Identity: Bridging the Gap. Journal Of Mental Health Counseling, 28(3), 202-217.

Hackney, H. (1992). Differentiating between counseling theory and process. ERIC Digest, 1–6.

Harrison, R. L., & Westwood, M. J. (2009). Preventing vicarious traumatization of mental health therapists: Identifying protective practices. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46(2), 203–219.

Kaut, K. P. (2007). The mental health practitioner and psychopharmacology. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29(3), 204-225.

King, J. H., & Anderson, S. M. (2004). Therapeutic implications of pharmacotherapy: Current trends and ethical issues. Journal of Counseling and Development, 82(3), 329-336.

Levitt, D. H. (2001). Active listening and counselor self-efficacy: Emphasis on one microskill in beginning counselor training. Clinical Supervisor, 20(2), 101–115.

Moe, J. L., & Perera-Diltz, D. M. (2009). An overview of systemic-organizational consultation for professional counselors. Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory & Research, 37(1), 27–37.

Pearson, Q. M. (2004). Getting the most out of clinical supervision: Strategies for mental health. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 26(4), 361–373.

Petrocelli, J. V. (2002). Processes and stages of change: Counseling with the transtheoretical model of change. Journal of Counseling & Development, 80(1), 22–30.

Ponton, R. F., & Duba, J. D. (2009). The ACA Code of Ethics: Articulating counseling’s professional covenant. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(1), 117–121.

Ruddy, N. B., Borresen, D. A., & Gunn, W. B., Jr. (2008). Colocating with medical professionals: A new model of integrated care. In The collaborative psychotherapist: Creating reciprocal relationships with medical professionals (pp. 115–133). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Satcher, D., Friel, S., & Bell, R. (2007). Natural and manmade disasters and mental health. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 298(21), 2540–2542.

Simone, S., & Fulero, S. M. (2005). Tarasoff and the duty to protect. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 11(1/2), 145–168.

Smith, S. D., Reynolds, C. A., & Rovnak, A. (2009). A critical analysis of the social advocacy movement in counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 87(4), 483–491.

Stebnicki, M. A. (2007). Empathy fatigue: Healing the mind, body, and spirit of professional counselors. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 10(4), 317–338.

Toporek, R. L., Lewis, J. A., & Crethar, H. C. (2009). Promoting systemic change through the ACA Advocacy Competencies. Journal of Counseling and Development, 87(3), 260–268.

Trippany, R. L., White Kress, V. E., & Wilcoxon, S. A. (2004). Preventing vicarious trauma: What counselors should know when working with trauma survivors. Journal of Counseling & Development, 82(1), 31–37.

Worthen, V. E., & Lambert, M. J. (2007). Outcome oriented supervision: Advantages of adding systematic client tracking to supportive consultations. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 7(1), 48–53.

Counseling Recommended Databases

  • PsycINFO
    American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains nearly 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s.
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
    This is the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. This resource contains 400 hours and more than 330 videos on completion.
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
    This is searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material.

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