Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



counselor education, psychosocial oncology, training, counselors-in-training

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling


With nearly two million new cancer diagnoses estimated in 2021 alone, counselors and counselors in training should have some knowledge of the mental health impact that cancer has on individuals and families. The authors of this manuscript present a review of established psychosocial oncology training in other fields and ways to infuse the topic of psychosocial oncology, including how it pertains to working within integrated care teams, into the counseling curriculum via one course or infusion into curriculum to better train counselors to provide their unique contributions to the care of individuals with cancer and their families.



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