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Content Analysis of Child and Adolescent Counseling Outcome Studies in Counseling Journals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-31-2023

Publication Title

Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling

ISSN or ISBN

2372-7829

Volume

9

Issue/Number

2

ISSN

2372-7829

Abstract/Excerpt

This content analysis provides an overview of articles specific to outcome-based research on children and adolescents in the counseling field published in the American Counseling Association (ACA), American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and American Mental Health Counseling Associated (AMHCA) affiliated journals between the years 2012 and 2021. Results indicated that minimal articles (133 articles or 3.11%) were outcome research examining efficacy of counseling interventions across community and school settings with most of interventions being evidence-based and group-based, and the target outcome being prosocial behavior. Of 133 articles, Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling is the most prevalent journal that published outcome research with children and adolescents (18.45%), followed by Journal of Specialist in Group Work (12.97%), and Professional School Counseling (7.04%). The paper concludes with a discussion of limitations and recommendations for future research.

DOI

10.1080/23727810.2023.2232140

ORCID ID

0000-0002-1947-2898

Comments

© 2023 Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling

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