Using reality therapy to help military families

Counselors who work with military children must understand the unique stressors that these children face, but counselors also must be prepared to help meet these children’s needs in a short amount of time because their families move often.

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What does therapy mean to you?

Therapy is what counselor practitioners do – but it means something different to each professional. It’s a place for the client to heal, grow, be vulnerable, set goals, get to know themselves and many, many more things.

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Bringing evidence-based processes into the therapy room

A hospital-based outpatient mental health clinic shares its approach for closing the science-practice gap while moving beyond the era of prescriptive treatment protocols for specific disorders.

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The miscommunication model and the WDEP system

A creative and cathartic drawing exercise that gives clients insights into the ways they miscommunicate can move couples past the blame game and toward stronger relationships.

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Voice of Experience: Invisible people, Part 3: The homeless

Our clients who are homeless need transportation, food, clothing and jobs. I know that we aren’t social workers, but those who work with the homeless have to think pragmatically.

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Using reality therapy to help military families

Counselors who work with military children must understand the unique stressors that these children face, but counselors also must be prepared to help meet these children’s needs in a short amount of time because their families move often.

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What does therapy mean to you?

Therapy is what counselor practitioners do – but it means something different to each professional. It’s a place for the client to heal, grow, be vulnerable, set goals, get to know themselves and many, many more things.

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Stepping up to the challenge

Counselors can help stepfamilies normalize their struggles, navigate complex family dynamics, and work toward establishing a more cohesive, stable and supportive family environment.

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Learning to love (or at least leverage) technology

Few people would describe the counseling profession’s relationship with technology as comfortable, but more of today’s professionals are beginning to embrace the possibilities and envision the ways it might supplement therapy.

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Healing from multiple personalities

Throughout our work, Angela would repeat to me, “I want to be one of your success stories.” Many times, she felt the way was too difficult, but as I continued to hold a safe place for her, she developed the courage to face her fears one by one, dismantling the entire structure of her constructed “personality” and reclaiming her original innocence and wholeness.

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Respecting the faith of clients and counselors

"It is one thing for us to challenge one another, hold each other accountable, and even heartily debate. It is another thing entirely to expect that any group of people should change their entire belief system or else not be included in the field."