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Journal of Counseling

Welcome to the Journal of Counseling

Journal of Counseling

An international and national peer-refereed Journal of the Florida Counseling Association

Call for Editorial Board Members 2017-2020

A call for nominations for editorial board members of the journal.

Nominations Must Be Received by January 31, 2019.

The official journal of the Florida Counseling Association, JC publishes manuscripts relevant for the counseling practitioners in counseling, education, careers or research settings. The journal is published biannually. The Editor is looking for editorial board members with expertise across major counseling areas represented in FCA and ACA. In addition, we are looking for a doctoral level graduate student representative.

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter indicating your skills associated with the editorial process and an abbreviated vita (2 pages) by January 31, 2019, to JC editorial Assistant at JPC.flacounseling@gmail.com.

All nominations should be submitted before January 31.

Thank you for your continued advocacy!

Best wishes!

Editor: Sachin Jain, PhD, LPC, NCC - University of South Dakota

Michelle Bradham-Cousar, 2014-2016 FCA Past President

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Counseling invites authors to submit manuscripts regarding theory, research, and practice in counseling. The journal presents 4 topical sections: Innovative Methods, Theory & Research, Professional Development, and Current Issues. As we review manuscripts for publication, we categorize submissions into 3 types of manuscripts:

* Innovations – strategies, techniques, activities, best practices

* Empirical studies – qualitative or quantitative

* Position papers – theory/practice, or integrations, current issues, literature reviews

If accepted for publication, these types of manuscripts will be organized into the following interest sections in the Journal of Counseling:

Innovative Methods include descriptions of techniques, strategies, skills, and activities that have been developed and/or implemented. These manuscripts should include a section on the practical applications for counselors.

Manuscript types may include: innovations or position papers.

Theory & Research hosts a variety of manuscripts, both qualitative and quantitative, that describe original research as well as literature reviews on topics pertaining to counseling.

Manuscript types may include: empirical studies or literature reviews.

Professional Development articles primarily describe ways in which counselors can continue to cultivate and enhance professional identities. Training strategies for counselors as well as continuing education for experienced counselors will be highlighted.

Manuscript types may include: position papers or innovations.

Current Issues detail contemporary issues and literature reviews affecting counselors.

Manuscript types may include: position papers.


All manuscripts must be submitted electronically as an email attachment using Microsoft Word for Windows. We do not accept Macintosh formats. Submissions to the Journal of Counseling should be sent to jpc.flacounseling@gmail.com

Authors, please submit your manuscript: with the title page, abstract, biographical statement, and body of the actual manuscript


All manuscripts must be the original work of the authors, have not been published elsewhere, and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. In the event of publication, the Journal of Counseling retains copyright ownership.

Client Anonymity

Client anonymity must be protected. Authors must avoid identifying information in describing clients and personal histories.

Review Process

Manuscripts are sent to peer reviewers. Reviewers’ comments, suggestions, and disposition recommendations will be sent to authors. Authors and reviewers remain anonymous throughout the entire review process.

Style Specifications


All manuscripts should use 12-point New Times Roman font, double spaced, references, allow 1" margins on all sides, and include an abstract of 50-100 words.

* Authors must use the guidelines established by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) as the manual for style and manuscript format, including style for all figures, tables, and references. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references, tables, and figures.

* Lengthy quotations (300-500 words) require written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction. This permission must accompany the manuscript.

* Submit manuscript document in a docx word file.


A separate first page of the document should include the title, author(s) name, and institutional affiliations of all authors (if not affiliated with an institution, city and state should be listed).


A separate second page of the document should include an abstract describing the article in 50-100 words.



References should be listed in alphabetical order on a separate page titled “References” immediately following the body of the manuscript. Be sure all references are cited in both the text and the reference list.

Contact fcaoffice@flacounseling.org with any questions, problems or suggestions for this website.

Mailing Address:

Florida Counseling Association

PO Box 4474

Deerfield Beach Florida 33442

Florida Counseling Association is a non-profit organization, branch of the American Counseling Association.

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