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Professional trip to India opens eyes, fills hearts

By Bethany Bray June 20, 2016

Counselors around the world have more in common than you might think. Angela Coker, an associate professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL), found herself talking about some very familiar issues with international colleagues recently at a conference in Bangalore, India. Challenges that American counselors face – workload, pay rate and questions…continue reading

The Counseling Connoisseur: Dandelion strong: Lessons from a weed

By Cheryl Fisher June 13, 2016

  “A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson  The cool misty rain offers my gardens ample moisture for the tiny seeds to swell in the early spring. The feathery green carrot tops and sprouting beans and squash gently push through the dark earth. Chamomile and mint…continue reading

Helping clients realize their daily potential

By Brandon S. Ballantyne June 7, 2016

I often think about the pursuit of potential and try to imagine what “reaching potential” would look like exactly. I think about how it could be helpful to assist my clients in identifying their beliefs about personal potential and then developing a navigational tool to assist them in moving toward that potential. The concept is…continue reading