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Jane E. Myers

Education: PhD, Counselor Education, University of Florida ; EdS, Counselor Education, University of Florida ; MRC, Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Florida ; BA, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Myers has been a faculty member at UNCG since 1990. Her professional interests include wellness for persons of all ages and cultural backgrounds, mid-life and aging issues, assessment, and counselor education. With her husband, Dr. Tom Sweeney, she co-authored and edited Counseling for Wellness: Theory, Research, and Practice (2005) published by the American Counseling Association. This book describes two counseling-based wellness models, assessment instruments, and over two decades of wellness research by multiple authors, including over 40 doctoral dissertations completed at institutions in the United States and internationally. Tangible suggestions for applying the wellness models in education, community services, and business and industry settings. Dr. Myers works with researchers internationally who share common interests in wellness. Most of this research uses the Indivisible Self Model of Wellness and the Five Factor Wellness Inventory (5F-Wel), which has been culturally adapted into multiple languages and cultures.

There are 118 included publications by Jane E. Myers :

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Abuse and Older Persons: Issues and Implications for Counselors 1987 641 Counselors can play a vital role in addressing the needs of increasing numbers of older persons subject to and at risk for abuse from their families, caretakers, and themselves. In the 1960s there was an increasing awareness of the problems of child ...
The Adolescent Lesbian Identity Formation Model: Implications for Counseling 2005 2068 An interview protocol based on V. Cass's (1979) sexual identity formation work was used with 13 self-identified lesbians. Data analysis yielded a sexual identity formation model similar to ]. E. Marcia's (1966, 1987) identity development model. Pot...
Advocacy for Counseling and Counselors: A Professional Imperative 2002 2023 Although advocacy both for clients and for the profession is essential for the future of counseling and counselors, advocacy for the profession has received little systematic attention. A national plan for advocacy is needed, the effectiveness of whi...
Advocacy for the Counseling Profession: Results of a National Survey 2004 621 Seventy-one leaders in state, regional, and national professional and credentialing associations in counseling responded to a survey concerning professional advocacy efforts, resources. obstacles, and needs. The results Indicate a variety of ongoing ...
African American Males Relationships Among Racial Identity, College Type, and Wellness 2008 808 A total of 203 African American male junior and senior college students participated in a study to determine the relationships among components of racial identity and wellness. Differences were found between students attending predominantly White ins...
Aging and counseling: Developing a partnership 1984 543 Counselors are needed to help meet the mental health needs of older persons; yet, to be effective they must understand fully the special needs of the older population. Counseling, an applied psychological science, is thus a field of study where geron...
Aging well in an upscale retirement community: The relationships among perceived stress, mattering, and wellness. 2007 473 Residents (N = 142) of a southeastern, upscale retirement community completed measures of wellness, perceived stress, and mattering. Participants scored higher than did a group of adults under age 60 on 4 of 5 second-order wellness factors and Total ...
Aging: An overview for mental health counselors 1990 1241 Aloha' health counseling with older persons is an emerging specialty, stimulated by changing demographics and dramatic increases in the numbers of older persons during this century. Because mast mental health counselors can expect to encounter older ...
Alcohol Abuse in Later Life: Issues and Interventions for Counselors 2000 389 The authors discuss risk factors for late life alcohol abuse and characteristics that differentiate early- and late-onset abusers. Problems in identification, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of older abusers are reviewed. A case example illustra...
Assessment of older persons: Training and resources 1985 287 A survey of counselor education training programs and test publishers indicates that some training in assessment with older persons is being done, although available instruments are limited.
Attitudes of children toward older persons: What they are, what they can be 1982 2805 Ageism, a negative attitude toward older persons, a fear of growing old, is an integral part of U.S. culture today (Butler, 1975). Attitudes of children and adults toward older persons have varied across cultures with time. In cultures where few reac...
Attitudes toward the elderly: An intergenerational examination. 1983 2354 The relationship between children's attitudes toward older people and older people's perception of children's attitudes toward them were examined using the Attitude Perception Questionnaire. Results were analyzed for 52 fifth- and sixth-grade childre...
Bibliotherapy and OCT: Co-Constructing the Therapeutic Metaphor 1998 672 Bibilotherapy is presented as a strategy for cocreating therapeutic metaphors with clients. The use of these metaphors for promoting both first and second order change is enhanced when the metaphor is processed using Developmental Counseling and Ther...
Cognitive Style and Theoretical Orientation: Factors Affecting Intervention Style Interest and Use 2008 3871 Developmental Counseling and Therapy (DCT). an integrative model for assessing client cognitive style and selecting interventions, has been presented as a meta-theory for increasing intentionality in mental health treatment planning.. To examine the ...
Combining the old and the new to help adolescents: Individual psychology and adventure based counseling 2001 2047 Adventure-Based Counseling (ABC), and in particular low-element challenge courses (LECC), are group-oriented programs that help participants learn to share responsibility, develop cooperative problem-solving skills, and increase self-confidence and w...
Competencies, Credentialing, and Standards for Gerontological Counselors: Implications for Counselor Education 1992 785 Nationally endorsed competencies, a certification process, and standards for specialty training in gerontological counseling have been developed and approved. Implementation of the gerontological counseling specialty in counselor education is conside...
A Conceptual Model for Counseling Adult Mentally Retarded Persons 1987 4651 Adult persons with mental retardation have the same basic needs as other persons. They have the potential to benefit from counseling intervention if the counselor: (a) considers the basic needs, limitations, and assets these persons bring to the coun...
Coping with caregiving stress: A wellness-oriented, strengths-based approach for family counselors 2003 1492 Caregiving has become a normative family stress that typically extends over multiple years. Traditional conceptualizations of caregiving in terms of burden and stress lead to interventions based in a medical model of care. Wellness is presented as an...
Counseling Adolescence Towards Wellness: The roles of ethnic identity, acculturation, and mattering 2004 2863 The influence of ethnic identity, acculturation, and mattering on wellness was examined for 176 minority and 286 nonminority adolescents attending a public high school. Participants completed the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure, the Stephenson Mul...
Counseling Adult Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Benefits of a Wellness Approach 2010 2492 Adult women survivors of childhood sexual abuse may face numerous lifelong challenges. Recommended therapeutic interventions for survivors assume that the process of reliving and exploring the abuse experience leads to psychological healing. Yet such...
Counseling for Wellness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Response to Charyton 2006 1481 Comments on Christine Charyton's review (see record 2006-04625-001) of the edited book by Jane E. Myers and Thomas John Sweeney, Counseling for Wellness: Theory, Research, and Practice (see record 2006-01762-000) which, the authors feel, does not pro...
The Counseling Needs of Older Persons 1981 648 Rapid and continuing increases in the numbers of older persons (i.e., over age 60) in the U.S. have focused attention on their need for effective professional social services. This need is particularly evident within the counseling profession sin...
Counseling programs for older persons: Status, shortcomings, and potentialities 1984 616 The intent of this article is to examine programs and services designed to meet the psychological and psychosocial needs of older people. Knowledge of existing programs is important to planning purposefully and to advancing the development of our fie...
Counseling programs for older persons: Status, shortcomings, and potentialities 1984 616 The intent of this article is to examine programs and services designed to meet the psychological and psychosocial needs of older people. Knowledge of existing programs is important to planning purposefully and to advancing the development of our fie...
Counseling Women in Midlife: An Integrative Approach to Menopause 1999 733 Menopause is a normative life transition that is experienced by virtually all women, yet remains poorly understood. The dominance of the biomedical model results in a unidimensional definition of menopause as a biological event, ignoring the influen...
Cultural adaptation of the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL): An assessment challenge 2003 1637 The Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL), developed in English, was translated into Korean, field tested, then administered to Korean American adolescents. Means were similar for participants completing the scale in both languages. Challenges to th...
Death and dying: Issues for educational gerontologists 1984 1277 Research findings and other information on three topics, death orientations, the dying process, and bereavement, are reviewed with a major focus on the elderly. It is suggested that relevant knowledge and issues in these and other areas in death and ...
Development of professional school counselor identity 1999 3221 Professional identity formation and development have been studied in numerous professions including teaching (Kuzmic, 1994), psychoanalysis (Rosenbloom, 1992), and psychology (Watts, 1987). What appears to be salient across these studies is a process...
Developmental Counseling and Therapy: An effective approach to understanding and counseling children 2002 5668 The roles and functions of school counselors are notably complex and multifaceted (Bruns & Kopala, 1993; Gysbers & Henderson, 2000; Skovholt & Ronnestad, 1992). Sink and MacDonald (1998) noted that these roles have changed over time, and that both in...
A different approach: Applying a wellness paradigm to adolescent female delinquents and offenders 2003 532 Recent epidemiological and survey research indicates that the incidence of delinquency among adolescent females is increasing, Ex tin treatment programs, based primarily in research on males fail to consider the unique developmental needs of females....
Dream Interpretation: A Developmental Counseling And Therapy Approach 2006 3528 In counseling sessions, clients often present dreams as material to use in making meaning of their experiences Mental health counselors may benefit from using Ivey 's Developmental Counseling and Therapy (DCT) approach to help clients process dreams,...
Early Recollections: An Adlerian technique with older people 1986 2816 Research on the success of life review therapy with older persons has been equivocal. This article suggests a related but less time consuming and possibly more productive alternative for facilitating ego integrity in late maturity. The Adlerian conce...
Education and training of aged-care providers 1994 297 Population ageing has become a global concern. As persons age they are likely to experience multiple changes, declines, and losses, resulting in multifaceted needs. Psychosocial needs are varied and diverse, reflecting the extreme heterogeneity of th...
The effect of social coping resources and growth-fostering relationships on infertility stress in women 2002 2205 The experience of infertility creates negative economic, physical, ,social, and psychological effects, especially for women, This often results in multiple stresses and needs for coping in these women. Because the manner in which women cope with thes...
The effectiveness of wellness-based classroom guidance in elementary school settings: A pilot study 2008 982 A three-session, wellness-based classroom guidance unit was developed based on the Indivisible Self wellness model and presented to 55 students in 5th grade. Participants completed the Five Factor Wellness Inventory, Elementary School Version, before...
Employment of Gerontological Counseling Graduates: A Follow-Up Study 1984 209 Twenty-five counselor education departments offering specializations in gerontological counseling were asked to survey their graduates who had completed course work or a specialization in aging. Implications are presented concerning employment opport...
The Empty Nest Syndrome: Myth or Reality? 1989 1773 The "empty nest" period of life is mythologized and misunderstood. Attributes of the postparental period, normative and pathological responses, and implications for counselors are explored.
Ethical Guidelines for Counselors Working With Older Adults 2000 1508 Counselors working with older adults may encounter situations that are not directly addressed by the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association (1995). After an extensive review of the literature, the Standards Committee of the Associa...
Ethnic differences in death anxiety among the elderly 1980 2160 The Dickstein Death Concern Scale was used to examine the death anxieties of a sample of elderly people in north and central Florida consisting of whites and blacks, males and females. Analysis of the data revealed that black elderly males display th...
Evidence-Based Effective Practices With Older Adults 2004 1716 Older persons constitute an increasingly large population with significant mental health challenges. The authors review outcome research for both diagnosable conditions and late-life transitions as a basis for evidence-based practice with this popul...
An Examination of Liking, Love Styles, and Well ness Among Emerging Adults: Implications for Social Well ness and Development 2008 364 Liking, love styles, and wellness were examined in an undergraduate sample (N = 168). Liking and the Mania love style were found to predict 15.8% of the variance in Total Wellness. In addition, within-group differences in love styles and wellness wer...
Examining counseling needs of headache patients: An exploratory study of perceived stress and wellness 2003 1018 Headaches are a complex medical problem that results in significant health expenditures, lost employee attendance and productivity. and relationship disturbance. Further, psychological counseling is one of the basic components of treatment of suffere...
The factor structure of wellness: Reexamining theoretical and empirical models underlying the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) and the Five-Factor Wel 2004 3447 The 5-Factor Wel, the latest version of the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL), was examined using a completely new 3,993-person database. Through exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis with 2 discrete subsets of these data, a new 4-factor ...
A Factor Structure of Wellness: Theory, Assessment, Analysis, and Practice 2004 1571 The Wheel of Wellness, a theoretical model of well-being, incorporates 16 dimensions of healthy functioning that can be assessed using the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL: J. E. Myers. T J. Sweeney, & J. M. Witmer, 1998). A series of studies ar...
From ANWC to AMCD: Goals, Services, and Impact 1991 222 In 1969, the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA, later renamed the American Association for Counseling and Development (AACE)]) established a special office for the purpose of identifying and addressing the concerns of non-White member...
From "Forgotten and Ignored" to Standards and Certification: Gerontological Counseling Comes of Age 1995 550 The specialty of gerontological counseling has a 20-year history that began with a dearth of information and has progressed to the development of preparation standards and a national certification, both based on a nationally endorsed statement of c...
Gay and Lesbian Parents: No Longer a Paradox 2000 566 The authors discuss parenting as a normative developmental issue for gay and lesbian individuals. Issues and choices that affect decisions concerning parenting, implications for counselors, and suggestions for research are discussed.
Gender and Infertility: A Relational Approach to Counseling Women 2000 1092 Much of the research on infertility reinforces differing effects for women and men, with women reporting more serious repercussions medically. psychologically. and socially. However. the unique counseling needs of infertile women have not been addre...
Gerontological Counseling Training: The State of the Art 1983 367 This study reveals that 37% of counselor education departments nationwide offer coursework to train counselors to work with older people, a significant increase since 1975.
Grandparents Affected by Parental Divorce: A Population at Risk? 1993 443 When parents divorce. grandparents who have bonded with grandchildren may be affected, particularly when denied visitation. In this article the author reviews normative aspects of grandparenthood and how grandparents are affected by parental divorce....
Grandparents and Stepgrandparents: Challenges in Counseling the Extended-Blended Family 1999 148 Remarriage of parents may bring new grandparents and stepgrandparents into the lives of children, creating new family structures and needs for adjustment. The extended-blended family may benefit from specific counseling interventions.
Groups for older persons and their caregivers: A review of the literature 1991 583 The authors review the results of group interventions with groups for older persons and their caregivers. Implications for counselors and suggestions for further research are provided.
Health Beliefs, Religious Values, and the Counseling Process: A Comparison of Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals 1998 1010 A. E. Bergin (1985) studied the religious values and beliefs of mental health professionals and the relationship of those values to the counseling process. This study replicated Bergin's research with a sample of professional counselors. Differences ...
The Indivisible Self: An Evidence-Based Model of Wellness 2004 12751 The Indivisible Self, an evidence-based model of wellness, emerged from factor analytic studies based on an earlier wellness model, the Wheel of Wellness. Both models use Individual Psychology as an organizing theory; however, the current model exemp...
Integrating Developmental Counseling and Therapy Assessment with Adlerian Early Recollections 2006 2842 Developmental Counseling and Therapy (DCT) is an integrative theory that incorporates methods for clinical assessment, intervention, and treatment planning. When used in concert with Adlerian early recollections, the DCT structured clinical assessmen...
Integrating Spirituality Into Counselor Preparation: A Developmental, Wellness Approach 2003 2847 Recent surveys of the general public and of counseling professionals suggest the pervasive importance of spirituality in the lives of all individuals. Yet, the infusion of spirituality in counselor preparation programs continues to be a concern. Inco...
Jungian analytical psychology and old age 1986 1271 Jungian psychology has several special implications for helping older people and understanding their development in old age. The implications are discussed as tenets which apply to this time in life. These tenets are: 1) The meaning and purpose of li...
Marriage Satisfaction and Wellness in India and the United States: A Preliminary Comparison of Arranged Marriages and Marriages of Choice 2005 7959 Forty-five individuals (22 couples and 1 widowed person) living in arranged marriages in India completed questionnaires measuring marital satisfaction and wellness. The data were compared with existing data on individuals in the United States fivin...
Measuring positive emotionality: A review of instruments assessing love 2002 2587 Love is a multidimensional construct that has proven difficult to define and, consequently, challenging to measure. A variety of available instruments purport to measure aspects of love, 9 of which are reviewed and discussed in this article. Research...
Members' views and practices concerning the Association for Assessment in Counseling 1995 233 This article reports the results of a survey of 391 Association for Assessment in Counseling (AAC) members concerning the organization's activities; its journal, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling Development; AAC Newsnotes; strategic planning ...
Menopause Symptoms and Attitudes of African American Women: Closing the Knowledge Gap and Expanding Opportunities for Counseling 2005 753 Menopause a normal midlife transition for women, remains poorly understood, especially for minority women. A total of 226 African American midlife women completed the Menopause Symptoms List (J. M. Perz, 1997); Menopause Attitude Scale (C. Bowles, 19...
Mental health needs of older persons: Identifying at-risk populations 1981 384 The Multiple Affect Adjective Checklist was used to measure effects of anxiety, depression, and hostility in a sample of 65 older persons. The three variables were analyzed to determine the differences among study participants on the bases of age, se...
The Mid/Late Life Generation Gap: Adult Children with Aging Parents 1988 833 Psychosocial and personal needs and concerns can combine to create conflicts between adult children and their aging parents that may be amenable to counseling interventions.
Midlife Care Givers: Effectiveness of a Psychoeducationallntervention for Midlife Adults With Parent-Care Responsibilities 1994 364 The purpose of this study was to develop, implement, and evaluate a psychoeducational group intervention that addressed the needs of adult children caring for aging parents. The intervention consisted of four 2-hour sessions and included 70 care give...
A model of career development for disabled adults 1983 377 Extends the concept of job placement to a theory of career counseling for disabled adults. The history of placement in rehabilitation is reviewed and several theories of career counseling are considered. A model of career development for disabled adu...
Multicultural Competence and Counselor Training: A National Survey 1999 5293 The extent to which practicing professional counselors perceive themselves as multiculturally competent and the basis for their training experiences in multicultural counseling have not been determined. This article reports the results of a survey o...
A national survey of geriatric mental health services 1983 455 A survey of states found great variability in services provided to older populations.
A national survey of on-campus clinical training in counselor education. 1995 356 Results of the first national survey of on-campus clinical training in 216 counselor education programs are presented and implications for counselor preparation are discussed.
On-Campus Clinical Training in Counselor Education 1994 237 Experiential training in on-campus clinics is an important component of professional preparation for both counselors and psychologists. Similarities between counseling and psychology training clinics are explored and implications for counselor educat...
Optimizing the informal curriculum: one counselor education program mode 2005 79 An annual project involving students and faculty in a collaborative, 6-month planning process that culminates in a half-day program with both didactic and experiential components is presented as a model for creating powerful learning experiences exte...
Optimizing the Informal Curriculum: One Counselor Education Program Model 2005 516 An annual project involving students and faculty in a collaborative, 6-month planning process that culminates in a half-day program with both didactic and experiential components is presented as a model for creating powerful learning experiences ex...
Parental Alcoholism and Coping: A Comparison of Female Children of Alcoholics With Female Children of Nonalcoholics 1996 619 The authors assessed potential differences between children of alcoholics and children of non· alcoholics in depression and choice of coping strategies. Although significant group differences were detected for level of depression. mean depression s...
Perceived stress, wellness, and mattering: A profile of first-year Citadel Cadets 2006 1502 Cadets (N = 234) at The Citadel (a military college for males and females in the Southeast United States) completed measures of wellness, perceived stress, and mattering during their first semester of training. Overall, wellness scores were negativel...
Personal Empowerment 1993 393 Aging makes people particularly vulnerable to social breakdown and perceived or actual loss of personal power. While this process affects older people as a group it first affects individuals. Hence, individual approaches to empowerment are required i...
Perspectives on rehabilitation of older persons 1981 232 The extension of rehabilitation services to older people is an idea whose time has come. In 1900, only 4 percent of our population was aged, or over 60 years old. Today they rep-resent 11 percent. In sheer numbers, the increase has been from 3 millio...
The philosophy and practice of client-centered therapy with older persons: An interview with C.H. Patterson 1994 988 Long recognized as a major spokesperson for Client-Centered Therapy, C. H. Patterson is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Cha...
Poor, rural, and female: Understudied, under-counseled, more at-risk 2004 696 The feminization of poverty has been well documented, and the relationship between the experiences of poverty and negative mental health outcomes has been identified. These consequences remain largely unexamined for women living in rural areas that c...
Preparing Counselors for Work with Older People 1986 455 Several indicators suggest that older persons have been accepted as one of the special populations in u.s. society with whom counselors may appropriately work and for whom counselors need special preparation. Various approaches to providing such prep...
Promoting Self-Esteem in Adolescents: The Influence of Wellness Factors. 2011 2114 To assess the extent to which holistic wellness factors are predictive of self-esteem, the authors administered the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventories, School Form (Coopersmith, 2002), and the Five Factor Wellness Inventory (Myers & Sweeney, 2005a) ...
Psychosocial Aspects of Death among the Elderly: A Review of the Literature 1982 594 Counselors who work with older persons often find it necessary to help them cope with concerns related to death and dying. They may become more effective facilitators by learning about psychosocial aspects of death and dying.
Putting More Life Into Life Career Courses: The Benefits of a Holistic Wellness Model 2002 474 Focuses on the popularity of career and life planning courses across university campus. Integration of a holistic wellness approach with career development; Enhancement of life planning component of the course; Improvement in the career planning abil...
Rehabilitation counseling for older disabled persons: The state of the art 1983 307 Disabled older persons are a population traditionally excluded from rehabilitation services because they were considered unfeasible for substantial gainful employment. The emerging focus on independent living services, along with increases in the ave...
Rehabilitation in Japan: An overview 1984 1192 An overview of rehabilitation services for disabled persons in Japan is provided, based on the observations of an American World Rehabilitation Fund fellow. A description of Japan's unique culture, demography, and history provides a framework for und...
Rehabilitation of older persons disabled by cancer, stroke, and heart disease 1986 363 Rehabilitation of older persons disabled by cancer, stroke, or heart disease is discussed. Aspects of each disability are described, and the importance of timely and appropriate intervention with older persons is emphasized. Barriers generally faced ...
The Relationship Between Marital Characteristics, Marital Interaction Processes, and Marital Satisfaction 2004 2260 Structural Equation Modeling techniques were used to clarify the relationship between marital characteristics, marital processes, and the dependent variable-marital satisfaction-in a sample of 201 participants who were in 1st marriages. The Dyadic ...
The Relationship Between Objectified Body Consciousness and Wellness in a Group of College Women 2004 362 Oblectified body consciousness theory provides a framework for understanding young women's negative body experiences and their impact on well-being. This study examined the impact of body surveillance, body shame, and appearance control beliefs, the ...
Revisiting Cass' theory of sexual identity formation: A study of lesbian development 2000 5667 An analysis of 12 structured clinical interviews with lesbians ranging in age from 22 to 46 reveals limited support for Cass? stage theory. Implications for theory development, counseling, counselor training, and .further research are provided.
The Rule of Opposites: A Paradigm for Counseling Native Americans 1996 1752 The Rule of Opposites offers a cultural lesson in perspective that is useful for counselors working with Native American clients. The Rule of Opposites, based on the concept of the Circle of Life, is presented as a worldview that allows individuals t...
School Counselor Education: Shipping Water or Shaping up? 1984 317 The future of counseling as a profession is being fortified by the actions of recent AACD Boards. One such action—the adoption of the Standards for Preparation of Counselor Education (AKA, 1979) directly concerns counselor education, The AACD and the...
Specialties in Counseling: Rich Heritage or Force for Fragmentation? 1995 1568 Counseling has emerged as a profession, yet one without a clearly defined comprehensive plan. Such a plan was developed for the first time in 1991 as a product of the first Professionalization Committee of the American Counseling Association (ACA...
Spirituality and Religiosity: Factors Affecting Wellness Among Low-Income, Rural Women 2010 1374 A study including measures of spirituality, religiosity, and wellness was conducted to identify coping strategies for the multiple challenges to wellness faced by low-income, rural women. Total spirituality and religiosity accounted for 39% of the ...
Standards of training in measurement and evaluation: A reaction to Loesch's proposed standards 1984 228 Reactions to Loesch's proposed standards for professional preparation in measurement are given in terms of general licensure/accreditation/credentialing issues, as well as specific statements concerning each proposed standard.
A Strategic Plan for AACD's Future: The Precursors of ACA 1994 221 Professional associations have recognized the value of long-term planning to assess the past and present, look into the future, and set specific goals to provide direction. Associations are affected by the myriad of events from their own community...
Stress, Wellness, and Mattering among Cadets at West Point: Factors Affecting a Fit and Healthy Force 2004 657 This study was designed to provide information to assist in planning health promotion and wellness programs for military trainees. During their first semester at West Point, 179 cadets completed measures of holistic wellness, perceived stress, and ma...
Teacher preparation and certification in aging: From benign neglect to needed action 1988 305 Negative attitudes of children toward older persons are well documented in the literature, as is the influence of teachers in working with youth. Teachers whose preparation includes coursework in adult development and aging may be expected to incorpo...
Testing and older persons: A new challenge for counselors 1982 274 This article discusses factors affecting test selection, client needs and characteristics in future test construction, and assessment research needs in relation to older persons.
To Have Not: The Childless Older Woman 1984 227 Older persons comprise a large and increasing minority population throughout the world, and most of them are women. The problems of older people are often the problems of women. Consequently, increased attention to the needs of older females is wa...
Transitions, subjective age, wellness, and life satisfaction: A comparison between lesbians and heterosexual women in midlife 2006 1041 A study of 221 midlife women, 35 to 65 years of age, was conducted to explore the relationships among transitions, subjective age, wellness, and life satisfaction for lesbian (n = 81), bisexual (n = 14), and heterosexual women (n = 126). Although the...
Transitions, Wellness, and Life Satisfaction: Implications for Counseling Midlife Women 2006 1041 A diverse sample of 224 women, aged 35 to 65, participated in a study to examine the relations among transitions, life satisfaction, and wellness, The Women's Midlife Transitions Survey, developed for this study, provided information on the timelines...
Trends in Gerontological Counselor Preparation 1991 553 This study identifies current trends in preparation of counselors to work with older persons, including specialty course work in gerontological counseling and the extent to which gerontological counseling content and issues are incorporated into exis...
Understanding and Counseling Korean Americans: Implications for Training 1997 2272 Korean Americans are a growing subgroup of the U.S. population with distinct characteristics and counseling needs. These characteristics and needs are considered and implications for counselor training are explored. Asian and Pacific Islanders are th...
Using the Developmental Counseling and Therapy Model to Work With a Client in Spiritual Bypass: Some Preliminary Considerations 2004 251 At a time when attention to spirituality within the counseling profession is unparalleled, 1 potential problem is that clients who engage in spiritual bypass will be supported in this dysfunctional pattern by their counselor. The purpose of this art...
Using the Developmental Counseling and Therapy Model to Work With a Client in Spiritual Bypass: Some Preliminary Considerations 2004 1302 At a time when attention to spirituality within the counseling profession is unparalleled, 1 potential problem is that clients who engage in spiritual bypass will be supported in this dysfunctional pattern by their counselor. The purpose of this art...
Using linkages to help older disabled persons with transitions 1985 262 Many reasons have been given for the failure of rehabilitation counselors to work with older, disabled persons. Among these are negative attitudes and public policies that exclude these individuals from the traditional rehabilitation caseloads. Anoth...
Wellness and mattering: The role of holistic factors in job satisfaction. 2003 2040 A study was conducted with 82 employees in varied positions to determine the variance in job satisfaction that could be accounted for by holistic wellness and mattering. Results of regression analyses revealed that both wellness and mattering contrib...
Wellness as the Paradigm for Counseling and Development: The Possible Future 1991 2825 Wellness refers to the maximizing of human potential through positive life-style choices. This holistic paradigm offers a philosophical base for counseling and development that provides guidelines for intervention and at the same time emphasizes the ...
Wellness Counseling: The Evidence Base for Practice 2008 1251 Wellness conceptualized as the paradigm for counseling provides strength-based strategies for assessing clients, conceptualizing issues developmentally, and planning interventions to remediate dysfunction and optimize growth. Wellness counseling mo...
Wellness in adult gay males: Examining the impact of internalized homophobia, self-disclosure, and self-disclosure to parents 2005 1534 Adult gay males face significant social stigma, internalize negative societal messages related to their sexual orientation, and experience difficulties related to disclosing their sexual orientation to others, particularly to parents. Although the ef...
Wellness of children in Israel and the United States: A preliminary examination of culture and well-being 2010 277 Several studies have stressed the importance and relevance for understanding the impact of culture in shaping adolescents’ world and well-being. This study was undertaken as a preliminary cross-cultural examination of wellness in two samples includin...
Wellness of counseling students: practicing what we preach. (Counselor Preparation). 2003 527 A study of wellness among 263 graduate students in counseling revealed that counseling students experienced greater wellness than the general population; however, significant within-group variability existed. Doctoral students reported significantly ...
Wellness of Counselor Educators: An Initial Look. 2009 608 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 ...
Wellness of Undergraduates: Comparisons of Traditional and Nontraditional Students 2004 328 Wellness scores of 1,249 traditional and 318 nontraditional undergraduate college students revealed low levels of wellness in multiple areas in comparison with non-student adults and within-group differences according to demographic variables. Profil...
Wellness, Perceived Stress, Mattering, and Marital Satisfaction Among Medical Residents and Their Spouses: Implications for Education and Counseling 2004 613 Numerous studies document that medical education is demanding and stressful, yet few studies have examined the effects of medical training on spouses and medical marriages. Eighty-three individuals (42 couples) living in medical marriages completed q...
Wellness, Prevention, Development: The Cornerstone of the Profession 1992 2785 The American Counseling Association's (ACA), formerly the American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD), unique contribution to a wellness philosophy lies in the profession's concern for development over the life span. In this article, A...
Wellness: An Alternative Paradigm for Violence Prevention 2003 275 The authors address adolescent violence by promoting holistic health before symptoms occur and by using strength-based interventions to combat problems that already exist. A wellness model is presented, as is a discussion of research on the component...
The Wheel of Wellness Counseling for Wellness: A Holistic Model for Treatment Planning 2000 26818 A holistic model of wellness and prevention over the life span was presented by T. J. Sweeney and J. M. Witmer (1991) and J. M. Witmer and T. J. Sweeney (1992). Recent advances in research and theory related to wellness support modifications of the ...
Women at Midlife: An Exploration of Chronological Age, Subjective Age, Well ness, and Life Satisfaction 2006 358 Women (N = 224) between 35 and 65 years old participated in a study that examined the relationship among chronological age, subjective age, wellness, and life satisfaction. Women whose subjective age was less than or equal to their chronological age ...
Women in rehabilitation: Publication track records 1985 270 Each issue of 3 major rehabilitation journals published during the past 10 years was reviewed to determine the extent of refereed article authorship of by women. The results indicate that although women are becoming more frequent authors of journal a...