Cover Stories

Claiming their rightful place at the table

Lynne Shallcross August 1, 2013

In any given year, as many as one in five American children and adolescents experiences a mental health disorder, according to a study released in May from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To Lynn Linde, that is evidence that an irrefutable need for professional school counselors exists. “Those are the kids in…continue reading

Body language

Lynne Shallcross July 1, 2013

Thirty million Americans will struggle with a clinically significant eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Pressure to conform to the “thin ideal” starts early. The NEDA website indicates that between 40 and 60 percent of…continue reading

Global influence

Compiled by Lynne Shallcross June 1, 2013

The following article contains the complete responses from each individual interviewed for the June cover story of Counseling Today. This version is longer than what ran in the magazine. To American Counseling Association President Bradley T. Erford, the globalization of counseling is not about creating a mirror image of the profession as it is practiced…continue reading

When the hurt is aimed inward

Lynne Shallcross May 1, 2013

Cutting. Burning. Headbanging. Embedding. Self-hitting. Pinpricking. Thinking about people intentionally hurting themselves in these ways can be difficult but, sometimes, counselors don’t have a choice. When a client struggling with nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) appears in a counselor’s office, the counselor’s task is to help — and the perhaps natural reaction to cringe or admonish the…continue reading