Kelly L. Wester

**Education: PhD, Counseling and Human Development, Kent State University--MA, Criminal Justice, Kent State University--BA, Psychology, Bowling Green State University **Research Interests (selected): Self-injury-- Research integrity and misconduct--Quantitative and qualitative designs

There are 30 included publications by Kelly L. Wester :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Guidelines for Research Mentorship: Development and Implementation. 2012 1201 The authors describe guidelines endorsed by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision for research mentorship, including characteristics of mentors and mentees. Suggestions for implementing the guidelines at the individual, program, ins...
Career Concerns of Master's-Level Community and School Counselor Trainees 2006 999 The authors examined the career concerns of 152 counselor trainees in 7 master's-level programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Results indicate that counselor trainees expressed considerabl...
Coping behaviors, abuse history, and counseling: Differentiating college students who self-injure 2010 550 Nonsuicidal self-injury is an important concern that has received limited attention. In this study, the authors explored several factors differentiating three student groups: never self-injured, self-injured in the past, and currently self-injure. Am...
Counselors’-in-training perceptions of gendered behavior 2008 1260 This study utilized Q methodology to examine counselors’-in-training (CIT) perceptions of gendered behavior. Findings supported that most CITs adhered to a traditional view of gender. To work effectively with couples and families, it is suggested tha...
A cross-sectional matched sample study of nonsuicidal self-injury among young adults: support for interpersonal and intrapersonal factors, with implications for coping strategies 2015 73 Background: Young adults are a high-risk group for nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). It is important to have a better understanding of these behaviors in order to facilitate effective research, intervention, and treatment. Models have been presented to...
Dissertations in CACREP-Accredited Counseling Doctoral Programs: An Initial Investigation 2015 117 Faculty in 38 CACREP-accredited doctoral programs in the US described their dissertation products over the last three years, composition of their dissertation committees, and their satisfaction ratings with dissertation products and processes. Result...
A Glimpse Into the Lives of Nine Youths in a Correctional Facility: Insight Into Theories of Delinquency 2008 435 Theories explaining delinquency have been examined primarily using quantitative methods. The current study used interviews to gain insight into the lives of delinquent male adolescents. Results indicate that no single theory best explains delinquen...
Head over heels: Wives who stay with their cross-dressing and transsexual partners: Book review 2008 1352 Most individuals get into relationships with the knowledge that they do not know everything about their romantic partners and that they may spend a lifetime getting to know their partner through all the life stages and changes that will occur. Howeve...
Impact of exposure to violence in school on child and adolescent mental health and behavior 2004 9932 Exposure to violence at school remains a significant problem for children and adolescents. This study examined the relationship between exposure to violence at school and child reports of psychological trauma symptoms and violent behavior. The sample...
Individual and Triadic and group? Supervisors’ and supervisees’ perceptions of each modality. 2012 1809 In this consensual qualitative research study, the authors explored supervisors' (n= 11) and their supervisees' (n= 31) perceptions of individual, triadic, and group supervision sessions during practicum. Data from supervisor individual interviews an...
Mentoring promotion/tenure-seeking faculty: principles of good practice within a counselor education program 2011 963 Approaches to mentoring junior faculty in counselor education departments have received minimal attention in the counseling literature. In this article, the authors describe a successful program based on the 10 principles for good mentoring recommend...
Narcissism, Entitlement, and Questionable Research Practices in Counseling: A Pilot Study 2008 2134 Although reports of research misconduct and questionable research practices (QRPs) have been prevalent in the literature, very little has been written about these issues in the field of counseling. The current pilot study addresses (a) the continuou...
A new measure of interpersonal exploitativeness 2013 93 Measures of exploitativeness evidence problems with validity and reliability. The present set of studies assessed a new measure [the Interpersonal Exploitativeness Scale (IES)] that defines exploitativeness in terms of reciprocity. In Studies 1 and 2...
Non-suicidal self-injury: Exploring the correlations among race, ethnic identity, and ethnic belonging 2015 179 This study examined race and ethnic identity in relation to nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). Participants included freshmen at 2 universities, who were predominantly female. Final inferential statistics examined differences across Caucasian, African A...
Opening space for client reflection: A postmodern consideration 2001 641 It is suggested in this article that perhaps during those occasions in which some distance exists between ourselves and our problems in life, we might experience an opportunity for reflective thinking. It is also suggested that opportunities for refl...
Participants' Experiences of Non-suicidal Self-Injury: Supporting Existing Theory and Emerging Conceptual Pathways 2016 141 Due to the increase in prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury, various models of self-injury have been proposed. Researchers have found empirical support for components of these models but have not explored the models in their entirety, nor supported...
Psychological Climate, Stress, and Research Integrity Among Research Counselor Educators: A Preliminary Study 2010 738 In this quantitative study, 187 counselor educators at research institutions reported engaging in responsible conduct of research (RCR), with a few individuals reporting deviations from ethical behavior. Tenure-seeking faculty members indicated a ...
Publishing ethical research: A step-by-step overview. 2011 1757 To publish ethical research, one must conduct research responsibly, making ethical choices from the inception of the research idea and throughout the research process. Conducting and publishing ethical research is important because of the impact the ...
Research quality: Critique of Journal of Counseling and Development 2013 3178 The purpose of this study was to examine the quality of quantitative articles published in the Journal of Counseling & Development. Quality concerns arose in regard to omissions of psychometric information of instruments, effect sizes, and statistica...
Research Training in Doctoral Programs Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs 2014 16 Faculty in 38 doctoral counselor education programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs identified the quantitative and qualitative designs and other research topics that were covered in required...
Responsible Conduct of Research Measure: The initial development and pilot study 2008 535 Although much discussion has been focused on research misconduct (RM) and questionable research practices, to date no self-report measures exist to examine this phenomenon. To help fill this void, the authors developed the Responsible Conduct of Rese...
Self-injurious behaviors, diagnoses, and treatment methods: What mental health professionals are reporting 2007 1958 Self-injurious behaviors are gaining increased attention in both the media and the professional literature. Despite increased interest, little is actually known about prevalence, diagnoses, and treatment considerations, specifically with outpatient m...
Self-injury and postvention: Responding to the family in crisis 2006 1513 Postvention actions are commonly employed after completed suicides and suicide attempts but can be adapted to assist affected family members in dealing with other types of crisis. The authors adapt a postvention model to be applied to systemically wo...
Teaching Research Integrity in the Field of Counseling 2007 1061 Little has been done in terms of teaching or writing about research integrity or research ethics in the counseling field. Because of the continual push for research in counseling to maintain evidence-based practices, there is a need for education ...
The use of masks in counseling: Creating reflective space 2002 14550 Using expressive art techniques in counseling is one way in which to open space for a client to reflect on his or her concerns or problems in therapy. One form of expressive art is the use of masks. Masks have been used throughout history in theatre ...
Violence exposure, psychological trauma, and suicide risk in a community sample of dangerously violent adolescents 2001 3116 Objective: To examine violence exposure, violent behaviors, psychological trauma, and suicide risk in a community sample of dangerously violent adolescents by comparison with a matched community sample of nonviolent adolescents. Method: Anonymous se...
Violence, coping, and mental health in a community sample of adolescents 2003 2509 The current study examined the coping strategies, exposure to violence and psychological trauma symptoms of violent adolescents compared to less violent and nonviolent adolescents in a community sample. An anonymous self-report questionnaire was admi...
Wellness of Counselor Educators: An Initial Look 2009 111 This study with 180 counselor educators showed that, overall, educators appeared to have high levels of wellness. However, differences related to academic rank, children in the home, gender, and marital status were found. Perceived stress and number ...
Will’s choice: Book review. 2006 505 A worst fear of most counselors is a client who attempts or commits suicide. While a counselor focuses on the safety of the client, he or she sometimes may forget about the impact on the family and friends of the suicidal client. Will’s Choice...
Working With Clients Who Self-Injure: Providing Alternatives 2005 2817 The topic of self-injurious behavior (SIB) has been gaining widespread attention. Although college counselors engage in various types of treatments in order to uncover the underlying reasons for a client's SIB, there is another step in treatment that...