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Senior Editor
Walter Frazier, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Editorial Assistant
Andrew N. Jackson
Mississippi College


George R. Beals Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Delta State University

Noelle R. Collier, Ph.D., LPCS, NCC
Argosy University

M. Harry Daniels, Ph.D.
University of Florida

Gloria Dansby-Giles, Ed.D, LPC, LMFT, NCC, NCSC, NCCC, ACS
Jackson State University

Julia Y. Porter, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, NCSC
Mississippi State University

Edina Renfro-Michel, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Montclair State University

Rebekah Reysen, M.Ed.
The University of Mississippi

Tracey Robert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, NCCC
Fairfield University

Donna S. Sheperis, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS
Walden University

Laura Simpson, Ph.D., M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Walden University

Daya Singh Sandhu, Ed.D., NCC, NCSC, NCCC, LPCC
University of Louisville

Shawn L. Spurgeon, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP, ACS
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Robyn Trippany-Simmons, Ed.D., LPC, RPT
Walden University

Kirk Zinck, Ph.D., LMFT, AAMFT, NCC, NCSC
The University of Texas at Tyler


The Journal of Counseling Research and Practice is an annual publication seeking to blend the science and practice of counseling.  The Journal is specifically designed to meet the needs of counselors across all specialty areas of the American Counseling Association.  Our mission as a comprehensive professional publication is to further the field of counseling by providing a vehicle for innovative research.


The Journal of Counseling Research and Practice is the Journal of the Mississippi Counseling Association (historically referred to as The MCA Journal), and MCA membership benefits include electronic access to the Journal. 

The Journal is listed in EBSCO Publishing’s international databases.  EBSCOhost databases are the most-used, premium online information resources for a myriad of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users.

Subscriptions are available for $75 per year for non-MCA members.  Please send payment with your order to the MCA executive director as listed below:

Dianne Speed, Executive Director
Mississippi Counseling Association
PO Box 728
Collins, MS 39428

(If sending a check, please indicate MCA Journal Subscription in the Memo Line)


The Journal of Counseling Research and Practice invites manuscripts that are directed to the mutual interests of counselors who practice in the various realms of our profession. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that address: a) practical and unique applications of counseling theories or techniques; b) significant quantitative and qualitative research; and c) critical integrations of published research.

Submitting Your Manuscript:  Authors interested in submitting their manuscripts should download and return the Manuscript Submission Form.  The form may be completed electronically (or hand written and scanned) and emailed to jcrp@mc.edu.

Manuscript style and format must conform to the guidelines in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Please see Author Information page or detailed information and forms.


We cordially invite counselors and researchers interested in the theory, research, and practice of professional counseling to participate on the editorial board of the Journal.  Editorial board membership affords professionals opportunities to contribute to the professional literature and assist in furthering the body of knowledge of the counseling field.  

Please see Editorial Board Information page for detailed information and forms.

If you are interested in serving on the editorial board, please download the Editorial Board Member Application.  The application may be completed electronically and emailed to jcrp@mc.edu, or by mail addressed to:

Dr. Walter Frazier, Senior Editor
Journal Of Counseling Research and Practice
Mississippi College
Department of Psychology & Counseling
Box 4013
Clinton, MS 39058


The Journal has outlined the editorial process for authors and editorial board members.  Please see the Editorial Process page for detailed information.


All questions should be submitted via email to jcrp@mc.edu

Dr. Walter Frazier, Senior Editor
Journal of Counseling Research and Practice
Mississippi College
Department of Psychology & Counseling
Box 4013
Clinton, MS 39058

Andrew N. Jackson, Editorial Assistant
Journal of Counseling Research and Practice
Mississippi College
Department of Psychology & Counseling
Box 4013
Clinton, MS 39058


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