~ 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).
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
in clinical practice, research, professional issues in counselor education (including legal
issues and ethical dilemmas) and theoretical models of clinical counseling.
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).
Dr. Errol Rodriquez, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant Dean & Program Director
Masters Program in Psychology & Mental Health counseling
Editor in Chief
Dr. Joseph R. Franco, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
Professor & Director, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling &
Clinical Field Supervision
Department of Psychology & Mental Health Counseling