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Journal of Genetic Counseling

Journal of Genetic Counseling

The official Journal of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

Editor-in-Chief: Christina Palmer

ISSN: 1059-7700 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-3599 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10897

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Virtual 25th Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Genetic Counseling

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Genetic Counseling, we are pleased to introduce this special, virtual issue. Over the past 25 years, the Journal has steadily evolved under the Editorial leadership including Deborah Eunpu, Robert Resta, and Allyn McConkie-Rosell. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of the Journal’s growth.
Since its inception in 1992, the Journal has published 501 papers in 26 volumes. This virtual issue showcases reprints of 16 seminal papers that have helped to define the Genetic Counseling field. Members of the current editorial board and the previous editors nominated these papers. Articles included in this virtual issue represent a mix of professional issues, critical reviews, and original research. We hope you enjoy the selections.
You can freely access the articles until 19 February, 2018.
Bonnie S. LeRoy and Patricia McCarthy Veach
Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Editor
Journal of Genetic Counseling


A New Definition of Genetic Counseling: National Society of Genetic Counselors’ Task Force Report
Robert Resta, Barbara Bowles Biesecker, Robin L. Bennett, Sandra Blum, Susan Estabrooks Hahn, Michelle N. Strecker, Janet L. Williams
An explication of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) code of ethics
Judith L. Benkendorf, Nancy P. Callanan, Rose Grobstein, Susan Schmerler, Kevin T. FitzGerald
The Relationship of Nondirectiveness to Genetic Counseling: Report of a Workshop at the 2003 NSGC Annual Education Conference
Jon Weil, Kelly Ormond, June Peters, Kathryn Peters, Barbara Bowles Biesecker, Bonnie LeRoy
Practice-based competencies for accreditation of and training in graduate programs in genetic counseling
Beth A. Fine, Diane L. Baker, Morris B. Fiddler, ABGC Consensus Development Consortium
Coming Full Circle: A Reciprocal-Engagement Model of Genetic Counseling Practice
Patricia McCarthy Veach, Dianne M. Bartels, Bonnie S. LeRoy
Assessment of the Content and Process of Genetic Counseling: A Critical Review of Empirical Studies
Bettina Meiser, Jennifer Irle, Elizabeth Lobb, Kristine Barlow-Stewart

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    The Journal of Genetic Counseling, published for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, is a timely, international forum addressing all aspects of genetic counseling. The journal focuses on the critical questions and problems that arise at the interface between rapidly advancing technical developments and the concerns of individuals at genetic risk. The publication provides genetic counselors, medical social workers, medical and laboratory geneticists, and other health educators with a premier resource.
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