Understanding the gap: Encouraging grad students to work with an aging population

Meeting the developmental needs of older adults as they negotiate this critical phase elucidates a common clinical issue that both current and future counselors will always face: perception of meaning in life.

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Looking back, looking forward

Simone Lambert provides a wide-angle view of her recently completed year as ACA president and highlights some of the issues likely to influence the counseling profession’s direction for years to come.

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From Combat to Counseling: Characteristics of the military affiliated population

It’s true that there are many common factors among those who serve in or are affiliated with the military, but there are a large number of differences too.

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Client suggestibility: A beginner’s guide for mental health professionals

When conducting clinical interviews, the types, manner and context of questions have the potential to result in false responses, with implications for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

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Counseling in the land of religious liberty

Misconceptions abound about religious minorities in Western societies, but counselors can take the lead in widening the tent and welcoming those of other faith traditions.

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'13 Reasons Why': Strengths, challenges and recommendations

Although 13 Reasons Why gives us pause for its poor portrayal of effective suicide intervention, we feel that the series raises awareness and, at its core, advocates a community-level response to suicide prevention. This message to “look out for each other” is aligned with more intervention-oriented gatekeeping.

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Looking back, looking forward

Simone Lambert provides a wide-angle view of her recently completed year as ACA president and highlights some of the issues likely to influence the counseling profession’s direction for years to come.

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From Combat to Counseling: Characteristics of the military affiliated population

It’s true that there are many common factors among those who serve in or are affiliated with the military, but there are a large number of differences too. Age, ethnicity, gender, period of service, full time or part time, combat or not — all of these factors have their own impact on the experiences of military-affiliated clients.

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Taming impulses

Impulse-control disorders can exert a firm grip on children and adults alike, and if left unaddressed, they can end up wreaking havoc, not just for the individuals who have them but for everyone else in their orbit.

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Heading to college with social anxiety

Counselors who are working with college-aged clients with social anxiety should talk through and create a plan for the client to navigate the many anxiety-provoking situations that may arise as they begin (or return to) school.

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More than simply shy

Highly treatable but often passed off as shyness or awkwardness, social anxiety can bring clients to a counselor’s door when they’ve reached a breaking point and are no longer able to get by with their long-held coping mechanisms.