ACA Conference to feature keynotes by Jeremy Richman, Silken Laumann

By Bethany Bray November 24, 2015

Both of the keynote speakers for the upcoming American Counseling Association 2016 Conference & Expo in Montréal, being held in partnership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, have risen above the heartbreak and hardship that life has dealt them. Jeremy Richman, a scientist and the father of a child who died in the 2012…continue reading

Multiple stressors take a bite out of the sandwich generation

By Lynne Shallcross October 20, 2015

Merriam-Webster defines the term sandwich generation as a “generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children.” Estimates vary concerning how many Americans belong to this sandwich generation, but a recent poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research puts the number at nearly 1 in 10 Americans age…continue reading

Retaining family focus

By Laurie Meyers September 23, 2015

“Rose” and “Steve” came to American Counseling Association member Laura Marshak for couples counseling because they felt they had been growing further and further apart ever since their son, “Sammy,” who was now in elementary school, had been born with cerebral palsy. Out of necessity, Steve had become the primary breadwinner for the family, while Rose…continue reading