In addition to our regular articles, The Professional Counselor offers a variety of other opportunities for you to engage with scholarship on a variety of counseling topics.


A digest is a nontechnical summary of each article published in The Professional Counselor. The full set of digests for each issue is published when the issue has been closed. Read the digests to see what interests you most in our latest issues.

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The Professional Counselor publishes critical reviews of books, videos and other media on topics relevant to the counseling profession and related disciplines. Reviews do not reflect the opinions or policies of NBCC.

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NBCC serves counselors worldwide through NBCC-International and other endeavors. Similarly, The Professional Counselor supports counselors around the globe by providing research and practice insights to counselors in other languages. We invite submissions of non-English manuscripts and book and video reviews.

See our available non-English articles here!


The Professional Counselor confers the annual Dissertation Excellence Award to recognize original research that significantly contributes to the counseling profession. The editorial board committee evaluates entries based on the presentation and clarity of ideas, sound methodology and interpretation of findings, innovative quality, and contribution to the counseling profession.

The Outstanding Scholar Award was created to recognize the most noteworthy articles published in The Professional Counselor each year. Winners are chosen from two categories: concept/theory and quantitative or qualitative research.

Learn more about both of our awards and see previous winners here!