From the President

From the President: The choice to be grateful

By Thelma Duffey October 20, 2015

Gratitude is an amazing feeling. Although it is not always easy for us to connect to this feeling, particularly during disappointing or frustrating times, I have found its positive impact to be very real. I was on a flight the other day that was delayed because of mechanical difficulties. The airline did its best to…continue reading

From the President: Reaching milestones

By Thelma Duffey September 25, 2015

The Rolling Stones were a popular group when I attended my first junior high school dance. My memories of the dance are good ones, complete with great music and good friends. I remember spending that day picking out my outfit, listening to music and counting down the hours until my friend, Paul, and his mother…continue reading

Creativity: A central component of counseling

By Thelma Duffey August 25, 2015

Resourcefulness. Innovation. Activity. Action. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about creativity and how to apply it to my life as a counselor. What do you think of when you hear the word creativity, and in what ways could you see the presence (or lack) of creativity having…continue reading

From the President: The synergy to make things happen

By Thelma Duffey July 27, 2015

Greetings, fellow counselors. I am on an airplane returning from Singapore as I write this column, inspired by the experience and mindful of the great energy around me. A small group of us from the United States participated in the first American Counseling Association-Asia Pacific Counseling Conference and met with counselors, students and professional leaders…continue reading

From the President: Counselors coming together

By Thelma Duffey July 1, 2015

Greetings, fellow counselors! Can you recall a time when you so looked forward to an experience — a time when you felt hope, energy, a definite sense of humility and anticipation — and, finally, the time arrived? This is how I feel today. I could not be more pleased to begin my tenure as the…continue reading