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Nonprofit News: Community contacts: Building your program without funding

By “Doc Warren” Corson III September 19, 2016

Many counseling clinicians are working in nonprofit programs with very limited budgets. Some of us are working in programs that utilize a “catch as catch can” approach to funding, meaning there is no working budget. Things are paid based on urgent need and the ability to pay them. Whatever your situation may be, there is…continue reading

Suicide statistics highlight veteran population’s acute need for counseling, inside and outside of the VA

By Bethany Bray September 12, 2016

The rate of veteran deaths by suicide increased 32 percent between 2001 and 2014, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). When compared with the U.S. civilian population, veterans have a 21 percent higher risk of dying by suicide. The VA is calling the report, released in August, its…continue reading

The Counseling Connoisseur: Break away: Five vacation hacks for the responsible counselor

By Cheryl Fisher September 5, 2016

The alarm was relentless, even with several taps on the snooze button. I finally surrendered to the morning and rolled out of bed, practically tumbling over my 65-pound goldendoodle, Max, who was snoring below my feet. With one eye open, I made my way to the shower and blasted the scalding droplets over my sleepy…continue reading

Behind the Book: Stepping In, Stepping Out: Creating Stepfamily Rhythm

By Bethany Bray August 30, 2016

It can take anywhere from four to seven years for a stepfamily to successfully blend, according to Joshua M. Gold in his book Stepping In, Stepping Out: Creating Stepfamily Rhythm. The formation of a stepfamily is “uncharted water for everyone,” he says. Not only do parents and children each carry the dynamics and histories from…continue reading