From the President

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

From the President: Seeking solutions through intentional collaboration

By Robert L. Smith May 1, 2015

Intentional collaboration can be effective, particularly when using the group process. Positive results have been witnessed in community settings, schools, agencies, universities and professional organizations. Intentional collaboration works best, however, when there is a focus on seeking solutions to the challenges that are being addressed. The growth of the counseling profession has resulted from many…continue reading