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Building self-regulation skills in wellness-based counseling may reduce relapses and improve outcomes for people with substance use disorders (SUDs), say the authors of a study in the January Journal of Counseling & Development. Dr. Philip Clarke of Wake Forest University and four coauthors used the Five Factor Wellness Inventory and the covert antecedents model of relapse to gain new insights into the relationship between wellness, emotion regulation and relapse in 179 individuals receiving outpatient treatment for SUD. Their results indicate that helping clients to develop emotion regulation strategies, such as controlling impulses and accepting and processing emotions, may improve overall well-being. Conversely, they note that counselors should explore clients’ use of reappraisal and humor to ensure that these Creative Self wellness strategies are used constructively, not destructively, in recovery.

FEATURED ARTICLE: Volume 98 ■ Number 1 ■ January 2020

Note: Full text of the January 2020 issue is accessible to all for a limited time. We encourage you to share this issue with colleagues, on social media and elsewhere to spark continued discussion on these important counseling topics. The featured article link follows.

Wellness, Emotion Regulation, and Relapse During Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Philip B. Clarke, Todd F. Lewis, Jane E. Myers, Robert A. Henson, and Brent Hill


A Holistic Client Functioning Profile Comparison of People With Serious Mental Illness
Michael K. Schmit, Marianna L. Oller, Jose L. Tapia-Fuselier Jr., and Erika L. Schmit

Wellness, Emotion Regulation, and Relapse During Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Philip B. Clarke, Todd F. Lewis, Jane E. Myers, Robert A. Henson, and Brent Hill

The Influence of Trauma Symptoms on the Therapeutic Alliance Across Treatment
David M. Lawson, Susan Troncoso Skidmore, and  Sinem Akay-Sullivan

Professional Development in Social Justice: Analysis of American Counseling Association Conference Programming
Colette T. Dollarhide, J. Tyler Rogols, Gayle L. Garcia, Bushra I. Ismail, Mary Langenfeld, Tanesha L. Walker, Trisha Wolfe, Kelsey George, Lindsay McCord, and Yahyahan Aras

Intensive Child-Centered Play Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Study
April A. Schottelkorb, Karrie L. Swan, and Yumiko Ogawa

Predictors of Client Attrition in a University Community Counseling Clinic
Shaywanna Harris, Michelle D. Mitchell, Saundra M. Tabet, and Gulnora Hundley

Ethnicity, Life Satisfaction, Stress, Familiarity, and Stigma Toward Mental Health Treatment
Allison Crowe and Taehee Kim

Psychometric Synthesis of the Five Factor Wellness Inventory
Laura Shannonhouse, Bradley Erford, Donna Gibson, Caroline O’Hara, and Matthew C. Fullen

Theory & Practice
The Multidimensional Model of Broaching Behavior
Norma L. Day-Vines, Fallon Cluxton-Keller, Courtney Agorsor, Sarah Gubara, and Nana Aba A. Otabil

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