The New York Mental Health Counselors Association

NYMHCA Journal of Clinical Counseling

~  The NYMHCA Journal of Clinical Counseling will be published twice a year in  
     October and April.

~  The journal is free to NYMHCA members and is published online through the Open 
    Journal System (OJS).

~  MISSION

       JCC is an online, blind peer-reviewed publication intended to provide a forum for   
       clinicians, educators, and future professionals in the field of mental health counseling.              Peer-reviewed submissions from graduate and doctoral students are encouraged.  

~  FOCUS & SCOPE

      JCC publishes articles that focus on cutting edge and evidence-based research on    
      advances 
      in clinical practice, research, professional issues in counselor education (including legal 
      issues and ethical dilemmas) and theoretical models of clinical counseling.  

~ CATEGORIES

    •Clinical Practice
       These manuscripts focus on cutting-edge strategies, techniques, and evidenced-based 
       approaches, as well as innovative applications of established clinical practices. 
       Manuscripts may include critical analyses of the existing literature, descriptive 
       application of various clinical approaches, and integrative strategies and techniques. 
       Research and analyses of counseling programs and the education of future professionals, 
       ethical and practice issues, and training and supervision practices will also be considered.

    •Research
       These manuscripts report on empirically supported best practices, evidenced-based 
       approaches, and counseling outcome research. Manuscripts may also include outcome-
       based research in diagnostic practices, program evaluation, and research design. NJCC 
       accepts qualitative and quantitative studies for publication. Thorough support for the 
       research should be provided through a detailed literature review. Manuscripts should 
       also clearly delineate the research questions and methodology (i.e., description of the 
       participants, IRB approval, variables and instruments, and data analyses). All research 
       manuscripts should include implications for professional mental health counseling 
       practice and directions for future research.

    •Professional Issues in Counselor Education
       These manuscripts will communicate various dilemmas and challenges in clinical 
       practice, teaching, supervision, and ethics. Divergent perspectives and clinical practice 
       trends relevant to clinical mental health counseling are also included. Points of view 
       should demonstrate an understanding of historical precedents and opposing viewpoints, 
       be grounded in the professional literature, and provide well-constructed arguments.

    •Theory
       These manuscripts offer a new theoretical model or a new perspective on an existing 
       model. Integrating various theoretical frameworks into innovative applications are also 
       included. Theoretical articles must be well grounded in the existing conceptual and 
       empirical literature, delineate implications for clinical practice, and provide illustrative 
       applications (e.g., case studies).



  ~ Editors:

     Managing Editor 

        Dr. Errol Rodriquez, Ph.D., CRC
        Adelphi University  
        Assistant Dean & Program Director
        Masters Program in Psychology & Mental Health counseling
        erodriguez@adelphi.edu 

    Editor in Chief 

       Dr. Joseph R. Franco, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
       Pace University
       Professor & Director, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling & 
       Clinical Field Supervision
       Department of Psychology & Mental Health Counseling
       jfranco@pace.edu