ACCESS: Advancing Career Counseling and Employment Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Research Info

The ACCESS Program curriculum was developed using current theory and research in the fields of domestic violence, mental health counseling, vocational psychology and career counseling, group counseling, and empowerment.

The following research citations and links to articles are provided if you want to learn more about Dr. Chronister’s research related to:

  • women, domestic violence, and their career development
  • the ACCESS Program and its effectiveness
  • career measures for domestic violence survivors

The career research and measures listed here are useful to cite in grant proposals and for collecting data that will help your agency obtain grant funding. (Click blue titles to view file.)

Chronister, K.M., Brown, C., Wettersten, K.B., O’Brien, K.M., Burt, M., Falkenstein, C., & Shahane, A.A. (2009). Domestic violence survivors: Perceived career supports and barriers. Journal of Career Assessment, 17, 116-131.

Chronister, K.M., Linville, D., & Palmer, K. (2008). Domestic violence survivors’ access of career counseling services: A qualitative investigation. Journal of Career Development, 34, 339-361.

Chronister, K.M. (2006). The intersection of social class and race in community intervention research with women domestic violence survivors. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37 (3-4), 175-182.

Chronister, K.M., & McWhirter, E.H. (2006). An experimental examination of two career counseling programs for battered women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 151-164.

Yakushko, O., & Chronister, K.M. (2005). Immigrant women and counseling: The invisible others. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83 (3), 292-298. [© American Counseling Association. Reprinted with permission.]

Chronister, K.M., & McWhirter, E.H. (2004). Ethnic differences in battered women’s perceptions of career barriers and supports: A pilot study. Journal of Career Assessment, 12 (2), 169-187.

Chronister, K.M., Wettersten, K.B., & Brown, C. (2005). Vocational psychology research for the liberation of battered women. The Counseling Psychologist, 32 (6), 900-922.

Chronister, K.M., & Coplan, C. (2004). Domestic violence and women’s economic and career development: A clinical report.

Chronister, K.M., & McWhirter, E.H. (2003). Women, domestic violence, and career counseling: An application of social cognitive career theory. Journal of Counseling and Development, 81 (4), 418-424. [© American Counseling Association. Reprinted with permission.]


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