Online Exclusives

Behind the Book: ACA Ethical Standards Casebook

By Bethany Bray February 23, 2015

The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics is meant to be a living document, applicable to a growing, changing and active profession. It would make sense, then, for counselors to familiarize themselves with the code through the lens of real-life scenarios that might arise in their office. Barbara Herlihy and Gerald Corey have provided that lens…continue reading

Learning a world away

By Bethany Bray February 17, 2015

Husband-and-wife counselor educators Chris and Hande Briddick recently spent a one-year sabbatical in Turkey, joining the faculty of Bahçeşehir University (BAU). Although there to teach, the couple says they were in turn taught many things, from the connections forged with colleagues over tea and birthday cake to the thoughtful questions students asked about counseling topics…continue reading

A first step toward stemming veteran suicide

By Bethany Bray February 11, 2015

A bill aimed at improving suicide prevention and mental health services for veterans has sailed through both houses of Congress this winter. President Barack Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (also known as the Clay Hunt SAV Act) into law on Thursday, Feb. 12. The bill, named for a Marine…continue reading

Friend, not foe: Blogging for counselors

By Bethany Bray February 3, 2015

Conduct an Internet search for any mental health topic – i.e., suicidal behavior in teenagers, group therapy for single moms, eating disorders among college students – and you’ll find a wealth of blogs. The top hits that come up in your search, however, will likely be blogs written by social workers, educators or other helping…continue reading