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Counseling and Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal

The Official Journal of Northern Arizona University’s Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

Call for Papers & Instructions to Authors
Manuscript Deadline: December 1st, 2016
Anticipated publication date: Fall, 2017

Counseling & Wellness is a refereed professional online counseling journal published annually by the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University. The purpose of CWJ is to provide a forum primarily for current Masters and Doctoral level Counselors-in-Training from active Chi Sigma Iota chapters to share original research related to effective counseling practices and/or the articulation of research findings associated with wellness, well-being, positive psychology and adaptive personal adjustment in counseling contexts. All articles will again be discoverable and indexed via Google Scholar. The 2017 journal has an anticipated publication date of early Fall, 2017. Last year’s edition can be found here:

Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, and should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). All manuscripts should include an abstract that contains 150-250 words. The review process will be masked. The first page of the manuscript should not include information about the authors or their affiliations. The authors should make every effort to assure that the manuscript does not contain clues to the authors’ identity. A separate cover letter should include all identifying information about the authors. The cover letter should include all authors’ names and email addresses. Publication priority will be given to manuscripts that have first authors who are current Masters or Doctoral level students from an active CSI Chapter, and should include verification of the primary author’s student status,including name, contact information and signature from a current program faculty member. Collaboration with non-students, including faculty members from CSI-chaptered programs, is welcomed. It is expected that the authors’ work will be original. Authors should not submit the same manuscript for simultaneous consideration by two or more journals. Please submit a cover letter and manuscript (MS Word) as email attachments by December 1st, 2016 to Jade Heffern at

Counseling & Wellness Journal Editors and Editorial Review Board, 2016-2017

  • Lisa K. Forbes, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver
  • Kendra A. Surmitis, Ph.D., LPC, Assistant Professor, Counseling, Leadership, & Educational Studies, Winthrop University
  • Saumya Arora, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University
  • Pit Kolodinsky, Ph.D., AZ LPC, Associate Professor of Counselor Education, Northern Arizona University
Editorial Review Board, 2016-2017
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kyle Christensen, Lewis & Clark. Asst. Professor; Graduate School of Education and Counseling
  • Dr. Joyce Devoss, Northern Arizona University, Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Dr. Steven Farmer, Northern Arizona University, Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Dr. Eleni Honderich, William & Mary, Visiting Professor, School of Education
  • Dr. David Johns, LPC, CACII, NCC, Affiliate Faculty, Regis University
  • Dr. Margaret Lamar, Palo Alto University, Assistant Professor; MA Counseling Program
  • Dr. Danielle Richards, College of S. Nevada, Professor, Department of Human Behavior
  • Dr. Kylie Rogala, Indiana University-South Bend, Interim Dept. Chair, Asst. Professor, Counseling & Human Services
  • Dr. Mary Whitfield-Williams, Liberty University, Adjunct Instructor of Counseling
  • Dr. Patricia Young, Northern Arizona Univeristy, Assistant Clinical Professor, Educational Psychology

Editorial Assistant

  • Jade Heffern, MA-Candidate, Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, Northern Arizona University,

You can also download the 2016 CWJ Call for Papers as a PDF file.

Counseling & Wellness

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Counseling & Wellness, Volume 4 PDF (5.36 MB) R. DiCarlo 1/24/2014
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