Wester, Kelly

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A mixed methods evaluation of vicarious traumatization and posttraumatic growth among counselors in training 2015 1642 Due to the prevalence of traumatic experiences, and the high percentage of clients who have experienced trauma, it is evident most counselors will encounter clients with a history of trauma (Bride, 2004; Pearlman & Mac Ian, 1995; Sommer & Cox, 2006; ...
The power of perception: an exploration of the relationship between perceptions of parenting behaviors and substance abuse in transition-aged youth through an Adlerian Lens 2015 1070 In 2013, approximately 9.4% of the American population over the age of 12 reported illicit use of a substance in the past month (National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2014), with rates of substance abuse the highest among individuals transitioning...
Social networking and the school adjustment of Karen refugee youth from Burma: determining the effects of ethnic identity, bonding social capital, and Facebook use 2013 3514 In 2011 alone, over 56,000 refugees were admitted to the United States and a third of these individuals were under the age of 18 (Martin & Yankay, 2012). Researchers have found that the social capital developed through close and confiding relationshi...
Exploring relationships between self-identity complexity, other-identity complexity, and multicultural counseling competence in counselors 2013 14851 As society grows more diverse, future counselors will be seeing clients with complex concerns around issues of identity, belonging, and acceptance. In order to effectively serve the United States population, it is imperative to provide future counsel...
Experiences of racial microaggressions, relational mentoring, and social connectedness among doctoral students of color within counselor education programs 2020 463 In educational systems, students of color experience oppression and subtle forms of racism (i.e., microaggressions), often directed towards them by their peers and faculty in the program (Gildersleeve, Croom, & Vasquez, 2011; Kohli & Solorzano, 2012;...
Being your authentic self: an exploration of the relationship between authenticity and self-efficacy in counselor trainees 2018 3279 Authenticity, or being one’s true self, is a concept rooted in the counseling field and emphasized as an important part of a counselor’s identity development. Carl Rogers (1957) grounds this construct in his person-centered theory and refers to it as...
The lived experiences of adolescents seeking asylum in the United States with an intersectionality theoretical framework 2021 273 The number of asylum seekers fleeing their home countries continues to rise globally, including individuals seeking asylum in the United States. Seeking asylum in the U.S. tends to have different consequences depending on the political climate. And t...
Training competent counselors for everyBODY : the impact of a health at every size training on weight bias and its relationship to multicultural competence 2022 122 Weight discrimination, the maltreatment of individuals perceived to have larger sized bodies driven by both implicit and explicit biases about weight, is a growing issue in society with deleterious effects for individuals of size (Andreyeva et al., 2...
Counselor professional identity: construction and validation of the counselor professional identity measure 2010 42341 The purpose of this study was to create a reliable and valid measure of counselor professional identity (CPI) that could be used with all counseling specialties and across the career span. A comprehensive definition of counselor professional identity...
Outcome effectiveness in counseling: the role of nonverbal immediacy behaviors and the therapeutic relationship 2014 3141 The achievement in counseling of client outcome goals has typically been referred to as outcome effectiveness (Miller & Duncan, 2004; Lambert & Hill, 1994). Two theoretical frameworks have been highly supported as viable explanations for the way in w...
The relational experiences of Latinx immigrant couples living in the United States : an interpretative phenomenological analysis 2023 193 Despite the large number of Latinx immigrant couples living in the United States (U.S), there is limited knowledge on their experiences and how counselors may best support them. Hosting 44.8 million immigrants, the U.S. is home to more immigrants tha...
Naturally mindful : piloting nature-based mindfulness training for college students with anxiety 2023 233 The mental health crisis across college campuses is accelerating, with anxiety listed as the top mental health issue for undergraduate college students (Center for Collegiate Health, 2021). The COVID-19 pandemic sent universities into disarray, with ...
Supervise me : strengthening school counselor professional identity through peer supervision 2021 150 The concept of professional identity is deeply engrained into the beings of counselors-in-training, regardless of their specified track. Having a solid understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and the duties that bind us to our profession are ta...