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Suicide prevention: There’s an app for that

By Bethany Bray April 15, 2015

A new smartphone app has been designed to put suicide prevention tools and resources at the fingertips of medical and mental health professionals. Practitioners who download the free Suicide Safe app will have access to case studies, training and data to help them recognize and address suicide risk in patients and clients. The Substance Abuse…continue reading

Assessing ‘ideal’ versus ‘real’ family characteristics with adolescents

By Brandon S. Ballantyne April 13, 2015

When working with adolescents in a group setting, it is important to provide opportunities to explore, evaluate and process the dynamics that occur within their homes. After all, eventually they will be faced with the dilemma of figuring out how to apply what they have learned in therapy to situations at home. I have formulated…continue reading

Family-centered, child-inclusive divorce

By Kristin Little and Karen Bonnell April 7, 2015

Counseling individuals and families experiencing divorce is difficult work, often fraught with conflict that is challenging to contain. A great amount of anxiety, fear, anger and sadness may be present for all of the people involved, including one or both of the spouses and the children. Each individual may feel differently than the other family…continue reading

Behind the book: Counseling for Multiculturalism and Social Justice

By Bethany Bray April 3, 2015

The need for counselors to acknowledge and combine multiculturalism with social justice “cannot be overstated,” according to counselor educators and authors Manivong Ratts and Paul Pedersen. The two perspectives go hand-in-hand; counselors who don’t fully understand both can unintentionally harm their clients, Ratts and Pedersen write in the new edition of their book, Counseling for…continue reading