Establishing a private practice

Counselors who dream of the freedom and autonomy they would gain by being their own bosses should also be aware of the many challenges that accompany the rewards.

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Behind the Book: Wellness Counseling: A Holistic Approach to Prevention and Intervention

“Wellness counseling is client-centered [because] you are offering the client new ways of understanding and experiencing themselves and new avenues for goal achievement.”

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Building a kinder and braver world

“Being brave isn’t something you just have the will to do; it’s something you have to learn how to do and be taught the skills for, and counselors can help young people do that.”

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The caregiving conundrum

Counselors can help those who are shouldering end-of-life caregiving responsibilities to navigate sensitive issues such as burnout, guilt and family dynamics.

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The Counseling Connoisseur: Cultivating silence in a noisy world

Noise does not simply refer to sound, it includes the busyness of both internal and external environments. The constant need to “do” something and the aversion to boredom prevent the opportunity to relax the body and the mind.

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Establishing a private practice

Counselors who dream of the freedom and autonomy they would gain by being their own bosses should also be aware of the many challenges that accompany the rewards.

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Building a kinder and braver world

"As adults who care about and work with young people, counselors can and do help young people understand how to be kind to themselves, how to cope with the challenges that life will throw their way, and how to take care of their own well-being while they’re busy changing the world."

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The caregiving conundrum

Counselors can help those who are shouldering end-of-life caregiving responsibilities to navigate sensitive issues such as burnout, guilt and family dynamics.

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Counseling individuals of African descent

To work effectively with these clients, counselors must acknowledge the institutionalized racism and race-based oppression that influence clients’ trauma experiences and trauma responses.

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Containment in restraints

Art therapy is one of four hours out of the week in which these clients are let out of their cells. How then does a clinician establish boundaries and a contained, safe therapeutic environment in a context defined by walls, chains and fences? Walk beside and begin with the art.

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The messy reality of perfectionism

The pursuit of perfection becomes problematic when people won’t grant themselves permission to make mistakes and instead cede total command to their self-critical voice.