Duncan co-authors article in Journal for Counseling and Development

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Kelly Duncan, dean of the Northern State University Millicent Atkins School of Education, has co-authored another article for the Journal of Counseling and Development.

The article, titled “Meta-Analysis of Counseling Outcomes for Youth with Conduct Disorders,” was published this month.

Duncan and her fellow colleagues sought to meta-analyze information related to the potential impact of counseling in treating youth conduct disorders. Their studies compiled information from 21 clinical trials, in which they concluded that the lasting effects were unclear as a result of few follow up studies.

Meta-analysis can be described as the process of integrating separate empirical studies to summarize past research to draw overall conclusions from the separate investigations that address related or identical hypotheses.  The goal is to present the state of knowledge concerning the relationships and to highlight important issues the research may have left unresolved.

A longtime educator and counselor, Duncan started at NSU in June 2015. She holds a Ph.D. in counselor education, a master’s in educational psychology and counseling, and a Bachelor of Science in business education, all from the University of South Dakota.

The Journal for Counseling and Development is a premier journal in its field, with less than a 10 percent acceptance rate.

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