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Counseling survivors of sexual assault

By Brooke Bagley and Joel Diambra August 26, 2016

My journey (Brooke Bagley) of developing a five-phase model of counseling began in 2013 as I was completing my master’s-level graduate program and transitioning into a therapy position at a local area sexual assault center where I had worked since 2010. For the past three-plus years, I have listened to horrific stories, learned to establish…continue reading

Counseling babies

By Evette Horton July 27, 2016

“There is no excuse for our society’s not putting scientific knowledge into practical use. … We must remember — the first few months of life are not a rehearsal. This is the real show.” — Irving B. Harris   A casual conversation on any given day: “Oh, you’re a counselor! For what ages? I have…continue reading

Addressing ethical issues in treating client self-injury

By Julia L. Whisenhunt, Nicole Stargell and Caroline Perjessy July 24, 2016

As professional counselors, we enter this field with a desire to understand and help others. There comes a time in every counselor’s career, however, when intellectual understanding is overpowered by the need for empathic understanding. This is particularly true when counselors work with clients who intentionally cut, burn, scratch, hit or otherwise injure themselves. Jennifer Muehlenkamp and…continue reading

Have you gone gray?

By Matthew Fullen June 27, 2016

The United States is going through a rapid demographic shift unlike anything it has ever experienced. Approximately 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day. Meanwhile, the average life span in the United States has increased to approximately 81 years for women and 76 years for men, with a significant number of people living well beyond…continue reading