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Behind the book: A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling

By Bethany Bray September 21, 2015

The most important tools a counselor can use to help a client struggling with addiction or substance abuse are genuine compassion and a deep understanding, say Ford Brooks and Bill McHenry, licensed professional counselors (LPCs) and co-authors of the second edition of A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, published by the…continue reading

Nonprofit News: Grant-writing survival tips for counselors

By “Doc Warren” Corson III September 16, 2015

Nonprofit News aims to help demystify many of the areas associated with successful nonprofit programming — programming that is typically not a part of clinical programming. One of the biggest concerns for clinicians working in nonprofits is the need to find and secure funding through grants and donations. For counselors, grant writing can be one…continue reading

Wanted: Inclusive licensure process for clinicians with difficult life situations

By Kevin Wreghitt September 11, 2015

Licensure is a “rite of passage” for most mental health professionals. When new professionals graduate with either a master’s or doctorate in counseling, they usually have great expectations of taking the world by storm. There is one pesky reality standing in the way, however. I am of course referring to going through the multiyear licensure…continue reading