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Professional Journals in Counseling

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This LibGuide has been created specifically for Counseling Graduate students!

Here you will find links to major academic & professional journals that focus on counseling. If you need help locating or accessing articles within these journals or accessing journals not listed here, contact a Librarian! You can use the "Email Me" buttons on the left, or use the "Ask A Librarian" button on the Library Homepage.

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Journal of Counseling & Development Cover

Journal of Counseling & Development—The flagship journal of the American Counseling Association, it publishes practice, theory, and research articles across many different specialty areas and work settings. Sections include practice, research, assessment and diagnosis, trends, and practitioner profiles.



The Career Development Quarterly Cover

The Career Development Quarterly—The official journal of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), a division of the ACA, it contains articles on career counseling and development, work, leisure, career education, and coaching and management.



Counseling and Values Cover

Counseling and Values—The official journal of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), a division of the ACA, promotes theory, research, and intellectual inquiry into the spiritual, ethical, religious, and values domains of counseling.



Counselor Education and Supervision Cover

Counselor Education and Supervision—The official publication of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), a division of the ACA, it publishes articles on research, theory development, and program applications with essential information for the preparation and supervision of counselors in various settings.



Professional School Counseling Cover Professional School Counseling—This journal by ASCA offers techniques, materials, and ideas to assist school counselors and related practitioners at all levels in their professional development are explored. The journal's foci strengthen the bonds among school counselors and help maintain a shared awareness of the roles, problems, and progress of school counseling across various settings and levels.



Journal of Mental Health CounselingJournal of Mental Health Counseling—The official journal of AMHCA, it is devoted to traditional data-based research and addresses concerns of mental health counselors in private practice, community agencies, business and industry, and rehabilitation who deal with issues such as family counseling and substance abuse.

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