The Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling

Call for Journal Editor:  

The editorship of Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling falls vacant shortly when Professor David Lane reaches the end of his term of office.
The Journals Committee invites nominations of persons wishing to be considered for the post.
Interested applicants, who must members of the LPCA, should write (via email) to the Journals Manager if they wish to receive more details about editing the Associations journal.
Those wishing to be considered for the above post should send (via email) a CV to the Chair of the Journals Committee.
Candidates are requested to submit a brief statement about the importance a journal, and an indication of how they would seek to establish an editorial team to support them.
Self-nominations are encouraged and third-party nominations should include a letter of support and confirmation that the nominee wishes to be considered. Joint nominations will be accepted but the application should make clear how responsibilities might be divided.
Nominations should be submitted as soon as possible to:
[email protected]

Journals Committee
3091 Governors Lake Drive
STE 570
Norcross, GA 30071

The Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling is an open access, peer-reviewed journal, published by LPCA of GA. The publication contains the latest professional research and development.  The Journal publishes manuscripts on clinical practice, current professional issues, new techniques, education, training, research related to counseling professional and applied psychology and related behavioral sciences.

It was created by professional counselors, counselor educators and other licensed mental health professionals under the direction of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association Board of Directors in 1992.

2016, the journal has received 674 submissions and published 337 articles with an acceptance rate of 50%. The articles have been viewed by over 7,500 students and professionals.

We are now working on moving to the EBSCOhost database.


is seeking submissions for the Journal which will be published this spring.
Prospective manuscripts should comply with the “Guidelines for Authors” as stated in the Journal
and on the LPCA website, which follows the APA guidelines for Blind Review.

The Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling publishes empirical research in the areas of:

• counseling activities (including assessment, interventions, consultation, supervision, training, prevention, and counseling practice)
• diversity and underrepresented populations in relation to counseling activities
• the development of new measures to be used in counseling activities
• professional issues in counseling
• Book Reviews
• In addition, the Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling considers reviews or theoretical contributions that have the potential for stimulating further research in counseling, and conceptual or empirical contributions about methodological issues in counseling research.

The Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling considers manuscripts that deal with clients who are not severely disturbed, who have problems with living, or who are experiencing developmental crises. Manuscripts that deal with the strengths or healthy aspects of more severely disturbed clients also are considered.

Both quantitative and qualitative methods are appropriate. Extensions of previous studies, implications for public policy or social action, and counseling research and applications are encouraged.

Please email any manuscripts you wish to be considered for publication to:

Editor: [email protected]