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SBIRT: Identifying and managing risky substance use

By Mallori DeSalle and Jon Agley September 24, 2015

The mental health workforce in the United States is a leader in mental health and substance abuse treatment innovation. Currently, the vast majority of treatment focus is on the relatively small portion of the population that is substance dependent, but those with an “at-risk” level of use may go untreated. Only 5 percent of the…continue reading

Helping the helpers

By Jennifer M. Cook and Pamela C. Wells August 26, 2015

Tanisha is a master’s student in the middle of her internship. She has just left supervision with her site supervisor and says to herself, “Will I ever know enough?” Chuck is a first-semester counseling student in a skills class. He hears a lot of feedback from his faculty member and tells himself, “I can’t do…continue reading

Implementing DBT in your counseling practice

By K. Michelle Hunnicutt Hollenbaugh, Jacob M. Klein and Michael Lewis July 27, 2015

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, is one of the few evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder. However, since its origination 20 years ago, DBT has been implemented with populations in various settings with positive results. DBT is intensive and involves many techniques, including cognitive behavioral skills training, mindfulness meditation and behavioral interventions.…continue reading

Preparing tomorrow’s counselor for post-conventional faith

By Zvi J. Bellin June 23, 2015

The Pew Research Center’s 2014 survey on the landscape of religion in the United States showed a drastic change in the way people relate to religion and spirituality. Those who identified with the categories of “unaffiliated” or “nothing in particular” reached 38.6 percent of the population, suggesting a crack in the United States’ identity as…continue reading

Incorporating feedback-informed treatment into counseling practice

By Sidney Shaw and Kirsten Murray May 28, 2015

How do you determine your level of effectiveness in your work with clients? In everyday practice, counselors typically rely on clinical judgment and their own assumptions about the therapeutic alliance and client progress. Few would argue against the importance of good clinical judgment, but there is persistent evidence that counselors’ views of the alliance and…continue reading