Conferences & Journals
EBSCC provides school counselors and educational stakeholders with professional development in effective cutting-edge school counseling program components and interventions that can create dynamic and powerful school counseling programs. In addition, the EBSCC provides a venue for school counselor educators to share effective strategies especially related to evidence-based practices and other innovations in school counselor training.
The ASCA annual conference provides the opportunity to meet other counseling professionals, learn the latest information in the counseling field, discover companies that provide resources help run top-notch programs, and earn continuing education credits.
The ACA conference and expo provides high-quality resources and training in self-care (and teaching self-care), advocating for the counseling care of tomorrow, and accessing the latest tools and resources to support your clients and students.
Each year, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas.
The conference aims to develop the field of counselling internationally, facilitate the professional development of people working in the field, promote the exchange of theories and research in counselling, and encourage the exchange of ideas and information among delegates, as well as between delegates and the CCPA and IAC Leadership.
School Counseling Journals
Professional School Counseling, the flagship journal of the school counseling profession, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes manuscripts on theory, research and best practices for the profession. This award-winning journal is published online throughout the year and is included with membership.
The Journal of School Counseling (JSC) is dedicated to publishing articles that promote the effective practice of school counseling. The mission of the journal is to promote a community of scholarship that includes the thoughts, practices, and research of school counselors and counselor educators from throughout the nation. It is our belief that this journal reflects the wisdom and best practices of professional school counselors who are practicing in the schools, as well as the cutting edge research and ideas of counselor educators who are training future counselors.
The Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation (JSCPE) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that helps fulfill the mission of the International Society for Policy Research and Evaluation in School-Based Counseling (ISPRESC) by disseminating research, theory, and scholarly discussion. Specifically, the JSCPE promotes an international conversation among policy makers, advocates, and researchers about the need for innovative and wide-ranging school based counseling policymaking that is founded on scientific evidence and rigorous evaluations.
Journals Published by the American Counseling Association (ACA)
JCD is the official publication of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The journal publishes practice, theory, and research articles across 18 different specialty areas and work settings. Sections include research, assessment and diagnosis, theory and practice, and trends.
JCC is the official journal of the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) and publishes articles that inform the practice of counselors working in higher education settings. Categories of manuscripts include Research Studies, Professional Issues, and Innovative Practice. All manuscripts should be grounded in current literature and address implications for practice.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development is an official journal of the Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), a member association and division of the American Counseling Association. Articles range in appeal from those that deal with theoretical and other problems of the measurement specialist to those directed to the administrator, the counselor, or the personnel worker--in schools and colleges, public and private agencies, business, industry, and government. All articles clearly describe implications for the counseling field and for practitioners, educators, administrators, researchers, or students in assessment, measurement, and evaluation.
CES is the official publication of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), a member association of ACA. CES is dedicated to publishing manuscripts concerned with research, theory development, or program applications related to counselor education and supervision. It is concerned with the preparation and supervision of counselors; in agencies or school settings; in colleges and universities, or at local, state, or federal levels.
JHC is the official journal of the Association of Humanistic Counseling (AHC), a member association of ACA. This journal focuses on humanistic counseling and development and asserts that humanity is responsible for its own destiny. Research and critical reviews emphasize innovative programs and practices to promote tolerance, nurture diversity, and uphold human rights.
CVJ is the official journal of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), formerly the Association for Religious and Values Issues in Counseling (ARVIC), a member association of ACA. CVJ is a professional journal of theory, research, and practice on the intersection of religion, spirituality, and ethics in the counseling process, with a particular emphasis on the competent and ethical integration of religion and spirituality into counseling.
CDQ is the official journal of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). The purpose of CDQ is to foster career development through the design and use of career interventions and to publish articles on career counseling, individual and organizational career development, work and leisure, career education, career coaching, and career management. CDQ is the preeminent journal for career counseling and career development in the world.
JAOC is the official journal of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), a member association of ACA. JAOC contains articles of interest to professionals in the field of addictions and offender counseling and focuses on descriptions of prevention and treatment programs, theoretical and philosophical rationales for programs with juvenile and adult offenders, and descriptions of research conducted on rehabilitation programs with offenders and public offender counselors. It is also open to literature focusing on the attitudes and behaviors of addictions and offender counselors.
JEC is the official journal of the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA), a member association of ACA. The journal publishes articles illuminating theory or practice in employment counseling, reporting professional experimentation or research, or exploring current client vocational problems or the professional concerns of counselors.
Other Counseling Journals
Educational and Psychological Measurement (EPM) publishes referred scholarly work from all academic disciplines interested in the study of measurement theory, problems, and issues. Theoretical articles address new developments and techniques, and applied articles deal with innovation applications. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Journal of College Student Development (JCSD), the largest and leading source of research about college students and the field of student affairs, publishes scholarly articles and reviews from a wide range of academic fields. Since 1959, scholars in student affairs, higher education, sociology, psychology, social work, nursing, business administration, and health sciences have been finding their voice with JCSD. Journal of College Student Development is the official journal of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).
The Journal of Counseling Psychology® publishes empirical research in the areas of counseling activities (including assessment, interventions, consultation, supervision, training, prevention, psychological education, and advocacy), career and educational development and vocational psychology, diversity and underrepresented populations in relation to counseling activities, the development of new measures to be used in counseling activities, and professional issues in counseling psychology.
JEM (quarterly) publishes original measurement research and reports of applications of measurement in an educational context. Topics addressed in JEM reflect contributions to educational measurement that are related to the purposes of NCME. JEM is a vehicle for sharing improvements and innovations in educational measurement.
The vision of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP) is to publish the most rigorous, relevant, and well-respected research and practice making a difference in student affairs practice. JSARP especially encourages manuscripts that are unconventional in nature and that engage in methodological and epistemological extensions that transcend the boundaries of traditional research inquiries.
This quarterly monograph is filled with the latest research on student services in the higher education field. Each volume in the series is a completely self-contained, fully indexed edited collection featuring contributions from some of the top minds in the field. Launched in 1978, New Directions for Student Services combines knowledge from current research and theories with the best thinking about practice to address issues of concern and interest to those who work with – or have responsibility for policies and programs regarding – college students.
Counselling Psychology Quarterly is an international interdisciplinary journal presenting empirical research articles, research-based systematic reviews, and exceptionally research-informed conceptual papers, which are relevant to counselling psychology as a scientific discipline and profession. The journal welcomes submissions that reflect counselling psychology articles globally, including such topics as counselling, psychotherapy, approaches to mental and psychological health that encourage a non-pathologizing and empowering approach to consumers of the services, and international issues related to training in and practice of counselling psychology. The journal is particularly keen to encourage submissions that will be of immediate practical relevance to counselling psychologists throughout the world. The journal welcomes submissions from diverse methodological and theoretical standpoints.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (JMCD) is the official journal of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), a division of the American Counseling Association. JMCD is concerned with research, theory, and program applications pertinent to multicultural and ethnic minority interests in all areas of counseling and human development.
The aim of the British Journal of Guidance & Counselling is to publish work that sets trends and provokes fresh thought and innovation in the practice and understanding of counselling, psychotherapy and career guidance. The journal seeks to communicate, enrich and advance theory, research, policy and practice in these fields. As an international journal, the British Journal of Guidance & Counselling provides a high quality platform to authors from across the globe, and from diverse cultural backgrounds and disciplines. Its readership is likewise interdisciplinary and international. Manuscripts are published under three broad headings: (a) counselling and psychotherapy, (b) career counselling and career development in particular and (c) cross-disciplinary issues relevant to counselling, psychotherapy and career services.
The Journal of Vocational Education and Training is a peer-reviewed international journal which welcomes submissions involving a critical discussion of policy and practice, as well as contributions to conceptual and theoretical developments in the field. It includes articles based on empirical research and analysis (quantitative, qualitative and mixed method) and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives. The journal is interested in the study of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment, as well as economic, cultural and political aspects related to the role of vocational and professional education and training in society.
The Journal of College Admission offers readers resources from thought-leaders tracking the pulse of college admission counseling; the foremost authorities on trends, data, and research; and members dedicated to ethical college admission.
School Psychology Review is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the National Association of School Psychologists. It was established in 1972 and covers issues related to educational psychology, specifically school psychology.
The British Journal of Educational Psychology publishes psychological research that makes a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of education as well as advances the field in terms of theory related to educational psychology. Its aim is to publish research which has a broad international appeal to researchers and practitioners in education. It publishes empirical and methodological papers, experimental studies, observations of classroom behaviours, interviews, and surveys.
The main purpose of the Journal of Educational Psychology® is to publish original, primary psychological research pertaining to education across all ages and educational levels. A secondary purpose of the Journal is the occasional publication of exceptionally important theoretical and review articles that are pertinent to educational psychology. Please note, the Journal does not typically publish reliability and validity studies of specific tests or assessment instruments.
ASCA supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to school counselors around the globe.
The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.
Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society of professional counseling and for professional counselors, founded in 1985. Their mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
The International Association for Counselling (IAC) is an International Non-Governmental Association (NGO) with United Nations consultative status (ECOSOC, WHO, UNESCO, and ILO). Since 1966, we have worked to advance the development of counselling through practice, education, research, and advocacy initiatives. IAC advances the development of counselling in order to improve people’s lives and well-being.
CSCORE has conducted 2 Delphi studies about the key research questions in school counseling. The first study done in 2003 identified critical research questions and proposed a research agenda for the school counseling field (results published in the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Journal).
The Delphi Technique consists of several rounds of questions presented to a panel of experts in the field of school counseling. It is a research method for generating ideas and gathering comprehensive information from a variety of field experts to gain consensus on a specific topic. This is done with the help of a researcher who facilitates the process and shares information with the expert panelists in a confidential manner.
In 2016, the Delphi study was revisited and a 29-member expert panel selected research questions from the prior study, generated new questions, and rank ordered the combined set. The review (also published in the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Journal) provides further guidance for targeted research in the field of school counseling.
School Counselor Research Questions Generated by the 2016 Delphi Study - Full List
Dimmitt, C., Carey, J., McGannon, W., & Henningson, I. (2005). Identifying a school counseling research agenda: A Delphi study. Counselor Education and Supervision. 44(3), 214-228. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.1556- 6978.2005.tb01748.x/abstract
Villares, E. and Dimmitt, C. (2017), Updating the school counseling research agenda: A Delphi Study. Counselor Education and Supervision, 56: 177–192. doi:10.1002/ceas.12071