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Gut health and healthy brain function in children with ADHD and ASD

By Michelle Harrell February 8, 2016

With the awareness being brought forward regarding gut health and neurocounseling, the future looks bright for our children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although all the tools that are available for neurocounseling are excellent for improving cognitive, emotional and social skills, we now have additional research to support the addition of…continue reading

Behind the book: The Counselor and the Law

By Bethany Bray February 1, 2016

When Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler and Burt Bertram took over the authorship of The Counselor and the Law: A Guide to Ethical and Legal Practice in 2007, four editions of the title had already been published. Like the profession itself, counseling’s legal and ethical standards are a moving target, an ever-evolving and growing entity. It…continue reading

Nonprofit News: Avoiding bankruptcy

By “Doc Warren” Corson III January 25, 2016

Nonprofit News is dedicated to examining issues that are of particular interest to clinicians working in nonprofit settings. Among the biggest fears for directors of nonprofit programs are bankruptcy, closure, takeover and termination. These problems can be headed off by providing good leadership, making wise decisions and ensuring the overall health of your programming. In…continue reading

The anxiety behind selective mutism

By Donna Mac January 19, 2016

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder and currently one of the most misunderstood, underdiagnosed and undertreated conditions in mental health. When children with selective mutism feel expected or pressured to speak in social situations, they become terrified, resulting in their level of anxiety increasing significantly. By remaining silent, they decrease this anxiety level slightly and…continue reading

CDC reports drug overdose deaths at ‘epidemic’ levels

By Bethany Bray January 14, 2016

More Americans died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any previous year on record. The 2014 statistics, released last month, indicate that U.S. drug overdose deaths have reached an epidemic level, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2014, 47,055 drug overdose deaths occurred across the U.S., 61 percent…continue reading