JCD Presents New Study on the Long-Term Benefits of Outdoor Behavioral Health Care With Young Adults

The January 2017 issue of the Journal of Counseling & Development features a 3-year outcome study on how outdoor behavioral health care (OBH) helped a group of young adults reduce their symptoms of distress and interpersonal difficulties while experiencing an increased sense of purpose both during and after treatment. “Outdoor Behavioral Health Care: A Longitudinal Assessment of Young Adult Outcomes” by Sean D. Roberts, Daniel Stroud, Matthew J. Hoag, and Katie E. Massey discusses the results of the authors’ study with 186 participants, ages 18 to 25, who took part in a wilderness therapy program. Their findings suggest that OBH can be an effective intervention to improve young adults’ psychosocial well-being and reduce their interpersonal difficulties—and that these significant in-treatment gains can be maintained by clients after their return to the community.

FEATURED ARTICLES Volume 95 ■ Number 1 ■ January 2017:

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Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare: A Longitudinal Assessment of Young Adult Outcomes
Sean D. Roberts, Daniel Stroud, Matthew J. Hoag, and Katie E. Massey


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Suicide Intervention Training for K–12 Schools: A Quasi-Experimental Study on ASIST

Laura Shannonhouse, Yung-Wei Dennis Lin, Kelly Shaw, and Michael Porter

Predictors of Unintentionally Severe Harm During Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
Trevor J. Buser, Juleen K. Buser, and Corrine C. Rutt

A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Intensive Trauma-Focused Programming
A. Stephen Lenz and Chloe Lancaster

Meta-Analysis of Counseling Outcomes for Youth With Conduct Disorders
Bradley T. Erford, Gerta Bardhoshi, Margaret Ross, Chelsea Gunther and Kelly Duncan

Gender Differences in STEM Students’ Perfectionism, Career Search Self-Efficacy, and Perception of Career Barriers
Philip B. Gnilka and Alexandra Novakovic

Women in the National Guard: Coping and Barriers to Care
Joanna Maung, Johanna E. Nilsson, LaVerne A. Berkel, and Patricia Kelly

Assessments & Diagnosis 
College and Career Readiness Counseling Support Scales
Richard T. Lapan, Timothy Poynton, Amanda Marcotte, Joshua Marland, and Chase M. Milam

Theory & Practice
Relational-Cultural Theory and Reality Therapy: A Culturally Responsive Integrative Framework

Natoya Hill Haskins and Brandee Appling

From the Couch to the Chair: Applying Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice in Counseling
Frederick Redekop, Chad Luke, and Frank Malone

New Concepts in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics

David M. Kaplan, Perry C. Francis, Mary A. Hermann, Jeannette V. Baca, Gary E. Goodnough, Shannon Hodges, Shawn L. Spurgeon, and Michelle E. Wade

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