Bullying isn’t just for kids anymore. In the past 10 to 15 years, recognition has grown that bullying goes beyond taunts in the schoolyard. Adults can encounter it at work, “traditional” bullying is now enhanced and magnified by online or cyberbullying, and those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) can experience…continue reading
The graduate school decision: Four diverse student voices
Every counselor takes a different path to the profession. Here, four counseling graduate students share their journeys.
Technology Tutor: Speaking your clients’ social app language
Do you know the difference between Snapchat, WhatsApp and Tinder? With social media use growing, it is important for counselors to stay in touch with the ways that people are connecting and communicating.
Counseling and Russian culture
To comprehend the essence of Russian culture and meet the counseling needs of Russian immigrants, practitioners must understand the country’s historical contexts and the unique features of its people.
The tangible effects of invisible illness
Counselors who understand the role of chronic illness in depression, anxiety and suicide can provide a safe place for clients to be heard, validated and comforted.
Nonprofit News: How to make money in states that allow discrimination
“Just because a law says that you MAY discriminate does not mean that you have to.”
During my time as editor of the Technology Tutor column, I have been very focused on how counselors can use technology. This month, I’m breaking from that pattern to give you a look at technology from the client side of things. Much of our work with clients involves discussing how they express themselves and how…continue reading
More than a decade ago in the song “Why Georgia,” musician John Mayer put words to a phenomenon that many 20-somethings sense all too well. “I rent a room and I fill the spaces with/ Wood in places to make it feel like home/ But all I feel’s alone/ It might be a quarter-life crisis/…continue reading
This past December, a major pop culture event occurred for which millions of people had been waiting longer than three decades: Star Wars: Episode VII was released. Finally, the story from 1983’s Return of the Jedi was continuing. Many fans reserved tickets two months in advance, while others camped out in line overnight to be…continue reading
Choosing the right graduate school for counseling can be both a challenging and exhilarating experience. Applicants have many motivators to weigh when making this decision and often have many choices concerning which school and program will best fit their needs. This article shares the stories of four students who recently chose to enter a master’s…continue reading
In many states within this nation of ours (I’m talking the USA, folks), laws are being passed that support the right of the shopkeep, counselor or business owner to deny service to those whom they find objectionable, so long as these objections are based on religious or personal conviction. Run-of-the-mill “isms” such as racism and…continue reading
Mark was 16 when he found himself in a youth detention facility again. The reasons for his incarceration aren’t necessarily important; he had committed plenty of crimes in his life. His past actions came as no surprise. His father had been incarcerated for the entirety of Mark’s life. His mother was addicted to methamphetamines and…continue reading
Andrew never knew his father. At age 4, he witnessed the death of his mother from an overdose. She was heroin dependent, and they were living in a car at the time. After her death, Andrew entered the foster care system. Between the ages of 4 and 15, he experienced more than a dozen different placements.…continue reading
In Russia, counseling is often not considered a substantial profession. Unfortunately, the same is true for any country that used to be a part of the USSR. A very limited number of nonmedical-model counseling centers exist, particularly in rural parts of the country. The sad truth, however, is that most of the Russian population doesn’t…continue reading
A variety of invisible illnesses can greatly impact both the physical and mental health of individuals. Some of these illnesses are debilitating, preventing participation in the normal activities of daily living. Examples include chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, fibromyalgia, lupus, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), regional complex pain syndrome and…continue reading