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Integrating Evidenced-Based Counseling Interventions into Employee Development and Training: A Narrative Discussion on Counseling Professionals and Business Owners Working Together to Better Serve the Employee and Workplace Environment

  • Melissa G. McCarthyEmail author
  • David Julius FordJr
Organizational Training and Performance


This conceptual article outlines a framework and proposes theorical evidence for integrating evidenced-based counseling interventions into employee training and development. An introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques and tools will be presented and proposed as an enhancement to current employee training and development in support of an employers’ efforts to promote positive job behavior outcomes and overall job satisfaction. The conceptual article will advocate for counseling professionals and business owners to collaborate to not only better serve the employee and workplace environment, but to bridge the gap between research and practice.


CBT Employment Employee development Job satisfaction REBT 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BedfordUSA
  2. 2.Monmouth UniversityWest Long BranchUSA

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