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 fall and spring.  

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


         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.  


        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.  


       Please note:  Below are the categories for the JCC.  If your research spans a broader scope, the 
             editorial review board will review your manuscript to make a determination about its relevance  
             to our mission.

      •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.


         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.


         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

       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