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Integrating addictions counseling into LPC licensing

By Bethany Bray April 10, 2014

The process to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC) qualifies the license-holder to work with clients who present with posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and other diagnoses listed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Why then, would addiction – another DSM-5 diagnosis – be any different?…continue reading

Using the FOCUS model to work with caretakers of adult children

By Susanne Beier and Merri Drake April 7, 2014

Recently, a colleague shared the news that her adult daughter had been diagnosed with cancer. Her first reaction? “This cannot be true! There must be some mistake! How can this be?” — especially when her daughter had live such a healthy lifestyle. From her first reaction of total disbelief, the mother moved on to trying…continue reading