Cover Stories

The recipe for truly great counseling

Compiled by Lynne Shallcross December 1, 2012

If that headline caught your attention and you found yourself wondering, what does make a truly great counselor, you are not alone. In fact, many of today’s leading counselors say it pays to never stop asking — and trying to answer — that very question. No matter where they are in their professional journeys, counselors…continue reading

Eyes wide open

Lynne Shallcross November 1, 2012

Melancholy piano music plays in the background as people flash back to times in their lives when they felt happiness. Returning to the present, we see individuals in obvious emotional pain. A voice asks, “When you’re depressed, where do you want to go? Nowhere. Who do you feel like seeing? No one. Depression hurts in…continue reading

Where East meets West

Lynne Shallcross October 1, 2012

Cliff Hamrick was meditating long before he became a counselor, having found the practice useful for treating the depression he had experienced some years before. Now a private practitioner in Austin, Texas, Hamrick integrates Eastern and Western approaches to counseling because he believes it benefits his clients. Partway across the country in Connecticut, counselor Deb…continue reading

Proof positive?

Lynne Shallcross September 1, 2012

Offering counseling treatments that are backed by research is a personal passion for R. Trent Codd. When he founded the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina 11 years ago, it was with the mission of delivering and disseminating evidence-based treatments. His practice hires only clinicians who are trained in and dedicated to delivering evidence-based…continue reading

Sidebar: Counselors weigh in on evidence-based counseling

Lynne Shallcross

In this sidebar to the September cover story, two counselors with different backgrounds share their thoughts on evidence-based counseling. Click here to read the cover story, “Proof Positive?” A view from across the pond Johanna Sartori is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy-accredited counselor/psychotherapist working in private practice in London. To contact her, email…continue reading